The winners for the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2012 have been announced

The winners for the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2012 have been announced

After what proved to be a magnificent display of fashion, elegance, and embroidery, we are very proud to announce the winners for the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2012!

To find out more about the show and the names of the talented 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, please continue reading below

After the panel of judges were allowed to review each of the 12 final designs, the night kicked off with a marvellous runway display, with each finalist’s piece worn by a parade of stunning models. Our esteemed guests including Zandra Rhodes and Angela Harvey, Lord Mayor of Westminster, were also each given a chance to vote for their favourite design of the evening.

Once the showing for each finalists design was completed, a short interval was had in preparation for Hand & Lock’s very own collection. Association D’Ermites – a mystical fusion of astrology and ancient mythology themed embroidered pieces.

An uproarious round of applause followed the Hand & Lock collection; with guests, judges and finalists eagerly awaiting the announcement of the vote count.

Without further ado, the winners and their exquisite designs are as follows. Cordially announced by the Lord of Westminster herself:

1st Place – Lilla Balazs

2nd Place- Freya Sjofn Hrafndottir

3rd Place – Danielle Davies

Hair: Catwalk by Tigi
Makeup: Artdeco
Photographer: Franz Schepers
Model: Wiebke-Maria Siebert

We would like to congratulate all 12 finalists for their hard work in bringing to life these absolutely astonishing designs, thank you for pushing the boundaries of what can be done with embroidery and we hope to see more from you in the future! Further thanks are in order for all our guests, sponsors, and the Fashion and Textile Museum who so gratefully hosted the Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery 2012.

For further details of the event including pictures of the Hand & Lock collection and how the night unfolded please check the site regularly as we will continuously add updates.

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