The accolade carries a sponsored catwalk show and exhibition space at VFS during London and Paris Fashion Weeks, as well as a £1000 prize.
Phoebe English has demonstrated a remarkable design talent which is reflected in the make of each piece, VFS Director Martyn Roberts said. From her graduate collection through her Ones to Watch show she has explored individual techniques and is developing a unique vision of design.
In her last collection, Central Saint Martins graduate English tested the boundaries of knitwear with tasselled, raw-edged and leather-inset pieces.
VFS also announced a fresh crop of Ones to Watch designers for the autumn-winter 2012 season. Anne Sofie Madsen, Heohwan Simulation, Myrza de Muynck and Nova Chiu will participate in the group show in February 2012.More