Fyodor Golan won the Fashion Fringe Award at 8 Northumberland in London on Sunday 18th September 2011. The two designers are from Latvia and Israel respectively. They beat Heidi Leung and Nabil Nayal to a prize of cash, catwalks and studio space.
Golan Frydman studied at the Istituto Marangoni in 2008, while Fyodor Podgorny graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Before launching their label FYODOR GOLAN in 2010, they worked variously for Alexander McQueen, Raf Simons, Issey Miyake and Richard Nicoll. The debut A/W11 “Pagan Poetry” collection was shown at Vauxhall Fashion Scout (London) in February 2011, before the pair reached the Fashion Fringe finals.
Wearing an Iron Maiden t-shirt teamed with a red tartan kilt, Fyodor Podgorny led his colleague and the models from the “Flowers of Evil” collection along the catwalk with a beaming smile. Inspired by Charles Baudelaire, Vincent Van Gogh and Frida Kahlo, the collection represents a nymph in metamorphosis.
The panel of judges included Anne Pitcher, Bel Jacobs, Claudia Schiffer, Roland Mouret and Roy Peach. The show and awards ceremony were followed by an after party attended by Diana Vickers, Lydia Bright, Bayo Furlong and Jody Furlong.