A fashion design student from Bulgaria will see his term project sold in lingerie boutiques around the world next year, after winning the 2010 edition of the Triumph Inspiration Awards for up-and-coming lingerie designers.
Nikolay Bojilov also won $23,000 (US) for his entry titled Morphology, shown above worn by supermodel Helena Christensen.
The Bulgarian victory caps off a year of national competitions from 27 countries in Triumph’s third annual campaign to find the best young lingerie designers from fashion schools around the world. Here’s a gallery of all the finalists in the competition.
Bojilov will now head to Hong Kong, where he’ll work with Triumph’s design team to turn the winning entry into a commercial garment that will be sold as a limited edition piece in Triumph stores next summer.
The wrap-up for the competition came last night at a star-studded catwalk show in London.
Second prize was awarded to the Spanish entry Wood Sensation (below left) while third place went to Italy’s entry, Memory of Shape (below right).
Students were asked to base their creations on the broad theme of “Shape Sensations”. This was the first year the annual TIA awards permitted one-piece designs instead of the usual two-piece bra-and-briefs ensemble.