Charlie Le Mindu wins On|Off Visionary Award for London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week sensation Charlie Le Mindu has been awarded On|Off’s Visionary Award, meaning his AW11 catwalk show at LFW next month will be sponsored, along with production and all casting elements.
Charlie Le Mindu was the talk of London Fashion Week last season amongst journalists (and photographers in particular!), after he sent catwalk models down the runway completely nude (AND SHAVED!)..aside from a huge wig installation/hat. Charlie Le Mindu’s shows have got more and more controversial each season, check out my blog post ‘London Fashion Week: Day 3’..so I can’t wait to see what he has in store for February!
Charlie said: “When I got the Visionary Award, it was the day before Christmas, and it was the coolest present I could get. I’ve loved On|Off since I first showed. Their choice of venue is really cool and fits perfectly with my collection for the catwalk show…”
On|Off fashion director Claire Ginzler added: “It is great that On|Off is in the position where we can help aspiring, talented designers to progress within the industry such as Charlie. Getting this sponsorship really does help designers and can be the difference between professionally showing as part of fashion week or not.”
On|Off’s theme for LFW this season ‘Black|Light’ will play host to 10 designer catwalk shows including the on-schedule Jena Theo and Louise Gray.
Off Schedule highlights include Jayne Pierson’s debut catwalk show and retuning designers Pam Hogg, Charlie le Mindu and Falguni & Shane Peacock.
As well as the catwalk schedule, On|Off will showcase a presentation from Ada Zanditon whilst the exhibition includes collections from: Tessa Edwards, Angeline Lee and debuting the ‘one-to-watch’ Bronwen Marshall.
I’ll be writing the blog for On|Off at London Fashion Week again this season-check out my blog last season at OnOff.tv.