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Queen Elizabeth II design award honors 'agent for change' Priya Ahluwalia

February 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Emerging British fashion designer Priya Ahluwalia, whose work is setting a new standard for ethical fashion design, has won the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

Emerging British fashion designer Priya Ahluwalia, whose work is setting a new standard for ethical fashion design, has won the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

Ahluwalia launched her namesake brand in 2018, having first attracted industry attention for her photobook "Sweet Lassi. " The book, released alongside a graduate collection for her masters degree in menswear, chronicled the designer's eye-opening trips to Nigeria and India, where she witnessed the scale of the second-hand garment industry and the volume of waste clothing generated by consumers.

The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design recognizes the fashion industry's role in society and diplomacy.

BFC chief executive Caroline Rush praised Ahluwalia's efforts to give back to communities around London and abroad, calling her an "inspiration" to young British designers.

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