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.