Bethany Williams to Receive Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design

U.K. ACCOLADE: Bethany Williams will be the second winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, following Richard Quinn, who received the accolade from the Queen herself following his fall 2018 London Fashion Week show last February.
Williams plans to show on Tuesday, Feb. 19, the last day of London Fashion Week. She will be showing her current collection, which is called Adelaide House, although it remains unclear whether the Queen will be sitting in the front row for this second edition of the awards.
The award recognizes an emerging designer who shows exceptional talent and demonstrates strong sustainable policies and/or community engagement. Williams will be recognized for her sustainable practices in design as well as her commitment to spotlighting environmental issues through her platform.
“I am absolutely delighted that Bethany Williams has been recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Award for Design. Ever since Bethany graduated from MA Menswear at London College of Fashion in 2016, she has been unwavering in her desire to create a business based on her values – with social and environmental issues at its heart,” said Professor Frances Corner, head of London College of Fashion.
For her current collection, Williams created a collection from newspaper waste and recycled denim

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