22 year old student Nicholas Coutts has been revealed as the winner of this year’s Elle Magazine Rising Star Design Award in association with Mr Price. The event was held at the Westin Grand Hotel in Cape Town last night where eight finalists (including Nick) showcased their collections.
From left – right: Mr Price managing director Nicky Lyne & Elle mag editor Jackie Burger.
The young designer will get to redesign a pre-determined range in collaboration with Mr Price and also receive a mentorship programme as well as a cash prize among other things.
Nick’s winning collection consisted of hand-woven knits and textured fabrics. Frills dominated – side frills and waist frills, the trend was utilized on skirts, pants and even on a top. I thought the collection was mature and well constructed.
Photo Credit: SDR & Elle.co.za