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8 December 2015

Royal College of Art London graduate Hannah Jinkins won H&M Design Award 2016

Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director of Balmain, says about Hannah Jinkins, the winner of the H&M Design Award 2016 which was handed out yesterday in London: "Hannah is amazing. She has her own unique vision. She has such strong energy, she's modern, young and really knows what she wants. She works with a tough fabric, yet somehow manages to make it sexy and glamorous at the same time."

Olivier Rousteing was one of eight jury members; on view at the photo below with Hannah Jinkins whose graduation collection (items made of fabrics like raw denim depicted at designaward.hm.com) was selected from eight finalists (each won €5,000) of 40 design schools from all over the world. The H&M Design Award winner, 24-year old Hannah Jinkins receives a one-year mentorship from H&M, a prize sum of €50,000 and the opportunity to develop her winning collection to be sold in selected H&M stores as well as online in autumn 2016.

fig.: The image shows the eight jury members and the winner of the H&M Design Award 2016 which was handed out on 7 December 2015 at The Orangery in Kensington Palace, London; from left: Margareta van den Bosch, Creative Advisor, H&M; Floriane de Saint-Pierre, President, Floriane de Saint-Pierre et Associés; Chiara Ferragni, Founder, The Blonde Salad; Katy England, Stylist; Hannah Jinkins, winner of the H&M Design Award 2016; Nick Knight, Photographer and Director, Showstudio.com; Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor, H&M; Olivier Rousting, Creative Director, Balmain; Kate Bosworth, Actress.


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