4th year winner: Michael Badger
Ghanaian-born Michael Badger was the 2013 winner whose stunning gold creation made People Magazine’s Best Dressed List. Badger holds a B.F.A. in fashion design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia. Inspired by a volcano and how lava flows, his golden gown was created from fabric which is a GOTS certified silk Crepe De Chine, dyed using seeds from chamomile and goldenrod by Penny Walsh, and incorporated vintage and recycled elements – including candy wrappers. Skilled embroidery work by the Royal School of Needlework and Dame Vivienne Westwood brought the stunning gown, worn by talented actor Naomie Harris, to life. The gown was dyed and approved in line with Greenpeace’s Detox Fashion campaign.