Monday, 14 June 2010

Triumph Inspiration Awards

...written by Sherin

Last week, we were invited to the Triumph Inspiration Awards. As you know, Triumph is a well known Lingerie company, and the current face of the brand is Louise Redknapp, who was also at the event.

(Look, I was sitting not too far from Louise Redknapp!!)

For the last 3 year's, Triumph has invited young students from fashion schools around the world to take part in a lingerie design contest. This year's theme was 'Shape Sensation' and I was absolutely amazed at some of the designs.
There will be winners from 27 countries, and the grand final will take place in September in London. The winner winner will get their design turned into a limited edition piece to be sold in Triumph stores.

I was at the national final last week and there were students from Central St Martins and De Montfort University. The event was hosted by Nicky Hambleton Jones, who was looking stunning! Here are my favourites from all the contestants. These pictures are from the Triumph website (my catwalk pictures didn't come out that great!)

Ondrej Adamek (Central Saint Martins); Magnetic.



Samantha Adlam (De Montfort); Collision: This was inspired by protons and particles and their collisions through space.


Kate Burreddu (De Montfort); Podastic: Inspired by the structure of plant and insect pods.



Charlotte Davis (De Montfort); Queen in Crystal Armour: Inspired by chess pieces and includes beading.


Laura Haslam (De Montfort); Contemporary Structure: Inspired by British architectures, particularly steel structures. It is a very futuristic design.


Olivia Nanasi (De Montfort); Beautiful Fragile Urchins: Inspired by the texture in nature and of shells, as well as the delicate surface of the female form.


Charlotte Pass (De Montfort); Quintessentially English: This was definitely my favourite one: it was very tailored and was made from tweed and silk.


Scarlett Tull (Central Saint Martin); Freestyle Lines:


After the models strutted their stuff, the judges (which included the duo from Felder & Felder) chose their winner. They chose Isabella Newell's (Central Saint Martins) design: Circu Freaks:


I really enjoyed the event and it was cool seeing Louise Redknapp in person (she is gorgeous). It was so interesting to see such a fresh and unique perspective on lingerie and some of the designs were truely out of this world. And as usual, my friend and I met some gorgeous guys there.

Sherin xx

41 comments:

Dressing Up For Me said...

I´m a Triumph loyal customer, in fact I still wear their lingerie until now. Those designs are so avant garde. Can´t wait to see who´ll win! ;)

Kaye said...

What creative designs! How lucky you could see them in person!

♥ joei said...

interesting pieces! and lucky you. you got sit near louise redknapp ;)\

joei

Couture Carrie said...

What fun, darling!
Amazing creations!

xoxox,
CC

Laura Tenshi said...

The designs were really stunning,never knew lingerie could be so interesting.Wow,such an exclusive event,only students from fashion schools. It must have been a great privilege to participate.

MissNeira said...

I am so jealous of the fun events you get to go to!
gorgeous!

xoxo

Miss Neira

Cindy Whitehead said...

Very inspiring designs - you get to attend some great events!

Lisa Griffin said...

wow what a cool competition, and some very eclectic ideas!
www.indramaticfashion.com

Cafe Fashionista said...

What a fabulous event; Louise is just stunning!! :)

Tanvi said...

Wow! It's wonderful that you get invited to such awesome events! :) Interesting designs!

Wardrobe Mag said...

Louise is my fave WAG ever, especially when Jamie Redknapp was at Liverpool. I adore her!

Sunny

http://wardrobemag.wordpress.com/

kirstyb said...

i lvoe louise she is so gorge xxxxxx

St├ęphanie said...

FABULOUS !

Jen said...

Wow - I never knew lingerie could look so amazingly avant garde! I love the 3D effects and gorgeous detail. What a fab night!

Isabel said...

so cool!

Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

Harriet said...

These pictures are just stunning, that is some serious underwear!

Winnie said...

Sounds like a great event, you took some great photos! Louise looks stunning.

Fashion Thief said...

Awesome, reminds me of Lady Gaga style. :D

Kristin said...

I think Olivia's urchin design is uber cool!

SogniSorrisi said...

Louise looks gorgeous!

beingdena said...

Hey darling, how are you? Missed your blog while I was away. I love Triumph bra's. they are the most comfortable ones.

x

Clare said...

What?! these are completely awesome!! I love all of these styles!

Marta from With Love.... said...

That sounds like lots of fun... the designs were so awesome :)

-Marta

libys11 said...

wow.. seems like a great event! :D the works are quite amazing!! very contemporary pieces of art!!

sybil
Animated Confessions

MelRoXx said...

Great event , indeed! Its interesting what people can come up with, all it takes is a little creativity!

janettaylor said...

That Dandy look so cool!

Pearl Westwood said...

Some really creative ideas, fab!!

Imogen said...

So cool that you were able to go to this event and see Louise Redknapp. There are some amazing designs, very out there!

Rachel said...

Wow, all of these pieces are so creative! It looks like it was a very fun event.

The Trendy Fashionista said...

There were some interesting designs there. Thanks for sharing

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

Tasha said...

Wow I have never seen lingerie like this before! I really like the Podastic. I think the material is really pretty. I would like it more though if it wasn't so inflated looking!! lol I also do like the Quintessentially English! Very fun! Also, Louise Redknapp really is gorgeous!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Lovely post:)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Cool! I love the Podtastic piece. Very modern ballerina to me!

WeShop said...

This looks like a fun event. Wow - some really 'out there' designs! xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Leah said...

I have always been a big fan of Triumph undies... glad that they reinventing their products to make it more interesting. Quality-wise, I don't have a problem. They have the best quality. xoxo

MarchMusings said...

Oh love the silk and tweed pair. Something I could wear.

Margaux. said...

looks like it was really awesome!

michelle_ said...

those are great futuristic pieces at the show !

B a la Moda said...

WOW! These are all pretty innovative pieces. I wonder who could dress that! I love the white dress.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Stephanie said...

everyone looks awesome! it sounds like a great event!

Kisses,
Stephanie

Annie Spandex said...

Very Gaga!! x

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