The winner of the Designer of the Year Award is Jo West, design and development director at Wacoal Europe.
Jo has worked at Wacoal Europe for 25 years, starting out as brand designer before applying her knowledge and experience to various other roles, eventually being promoted design and development director in 2015.
She is currently responsible for the design of all brands under the Wacoal Europe umbrella – Fantasie, Freya, Elomi, Wacoal and b,tempt’d.
The quality products produced by Jo and her team are the reason Wacoal is one of the leading lingerie and swim businesses in the world.
Jo is passionate about the development of world-class garments, focusing on new trends and fashion for the fuller bust, with Wacoal’s latest rebranding enabling each brand to be redefined within the market.
Collecting the Designer of the Year award on Jo’s behalf last night at the UK Lingerie Awards last night, was Holly Henstock Margret Lythgoe. Henstock said: “We’re very happy, Jo has worked with us for a number of years and she’s the design director now and it’s incredible she has won so thank you very much.”
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Jenna Barnes (Raine & Bea)
Liesel Goodman (Elomi)
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