The Queen Elizabeth II presented the second prize to the Duchess of Cambridge Soul Nash. Photo: British Fashion Council
Nash, both a designer and a choreographer, is recognized for his innovative adoption in design; Creating new materials while actively advancing a new frontier in the industry by embedding sportswear design with the pursuit of tradition, performance and technological innovation. The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design was launched in recognition of her role in the fashion industry society and diplomacy and to enlighten young designers who make a difference in society through talented and sustainable practices or community participation, BFC said in a media release. Statement
The British Fashion Council Foundation has announced that Soul Nash has received the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. This Platinum Jubilee Year, during an event at The Design Museum in London, which showcased all the BFC’s talent support initiatives, this Platinum Jubilee Year, the award was presented by His Majesty the Queen by The Duchess of Cambridge.
A versatile choreographer, movement director and designer, Nash has been selected for her role as a cultural innovator whose work opens up conversations around identity, masculinity and class. Launched in 2018, its iconic label combines elements and influences of its Guyanese upbringing in north London while its design practice exists to bridge the gap between luxury men’s clothing and sportswear; Unique technical clothing, designed and cut to release movement.
Nash recently won the 2022 International Ulmark Award and in just the past three years, he has been nominated as an LVMH Award 2021 Semi-Finalist, a NEWGEN Recipient and a member of the Highsnobiety’s Next 20 list. With an association with Central St. Martins, the Royal College of Art and Fashion East, the designer is also a testament to the incredible fashion community that nurtures the industry’s most promising talent. In February 2021, Nash showed three seasons under Lulu Kennedy’s Fashion East, before releasing his first solo collection, part of a work titled ‘TWIST’. Nash continues the strategy in performance, dance and fashion. Although her brand is dedicated to making clothing for the movement, Nash often displays her clothing in self or co-choreographed performances that best show how they want to move. Her choreographic work spans across other fields of fashion and music where Nash has worked on countless brands and musicians direction and videos of the movement.
Each year a designer is selected by the BFC in collaboration with the Royal Household to be recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The award was inspired by The Queen Elizabeth Rose and created by Lucy Price at the Bauhinia Studios and at Birmingham’s famous jewelry quarters. In 2022, Her Majesty the Queen will be the first British King to celebrate Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.
“We are delighted to announce Nash as the fifth recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. Nash’s design practice has a unique way of combining function, technology and sewing that has led to a new adoption of luxury sportswear. Her work explores the relationship between performance and men’s clothing and is often displayed through beautiful and show-stopping choreography. We’re incredibly proud to recognize Nash and look forward to seeing his brand grow. ” Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive BFC, Said in a statement.
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