It was announced today that Erdem is the recipient of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Eight designers were shortlisted for the £200,000 award, including Christopher Kane and Richard Nicoll. Along with the prize money Erdem will also receive invaluable mentoring from top directors in the industry, in order for to enhance Erdem as a brand and move it forward into a promising future.
Its hardly surprising after producing collection after collection, each one stronger than the last - take his autumn/winter 2010 show for example, the detail, embellishment and stunning prints made it one of the strongest at LFW.
I think its wonderful that he won, if it were any of them i would've wanted it to be him or Christopher Kane. This award is a testament to Erdem's hard work and strong, beautiful design aesthetic.