The winner of the Rising Star of the Year is Céline Marie, a final-year Fashion Contour student and London College of Fashion.
For the last 12 months, she has been developing her brand, RVÉ by Céline Marie, offering bespoke couture lingerie for women who have undergone breast surgery.
Inspired by the stories of her close friend Nicola, who underwent a double lymphadenectomy due to an unexpected diagnosis of breast cancer, Céline established a unique approach to designing lingerie, taking in consideration the high sensitivity of female breast tissue, especially after treatment and during recovery.
The aim of her brand is to empower women like Nicola with feminine, seductive lingerie.
Accepting the award at the UK Lingerie Awards gala dinner last night, Céline said: “I’m speechless right now, it’s just going to encourage me to keep going on my way and keep working on my brand over the next couple of years, I’m really honoured.”
Charley Chiddle (De Montfort University graduate)
Cindy Liberman and Faith Leeves (London College of Fashion graduates)
Eleanor Gough (De Montfort University graduate)
Posie Upshall (De Montfort University graduate)