Bethany Williams wins Queen Elizabeth II award and praise for her social conscience
Following the news of Karl Lagerfeld‘s death on Tuesday, London fashion week came to a close on a sombre and reflective note. But hope and positivity stemmed from the young talents who are set to continue his pioneering spirit.
The menswear designer Bethany Williams provided one of the highlights of the day. She took a special spot on the womenswear schedule for being the recipient of this year’s Queen Elizabeth II award, which recognises “the role the fashion industry plays in society and diplomacy”. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, came on behalf of the Queen to present the award, praising Williams for her “social and environmental conscience”, and for bringing “ideas and people together, put[ting] change for the good at the heart of her business”.