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2009 May 26

Fringe Benefits

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(NEW YORK) The Rupert Sanderson-helmed Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden Footwear Award recently morphed into the Fashion Fringe Accessories Award for emerging designers, and this year’s inaugural winner is 25-year-old Helen Robotham. On Friday afternoon, judges such Fashion Fringe at Covent Garde founder and creative director Colin McDowell, ELLE UK's editor-in-chief Lorraine Candy, Selfridges’ Sebastian Manes, Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi, and Sanderson himself gathered the nominees together to present Robotham, a handbag designer, with her award and invite her to work with Choi at Jimmy Choo to learn about all aspects of shoe and bag design. “She’s a breath of fresh air,” said Choi. Best remember the name...

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