Last week, we attended the third edition of Fashioning the Future award ceremony, an annual student competition organised by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion. This year, the event was hosted in Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden, a stunning horseshoe-shaped glass arch nested between skyscrapers. Guests were welcomed with (refillable) glasses of champagne and were served exquisite canapés through the evening. Sponsored by the UN and The Body Shop, the competition is growing every year, becoming a reference in finding the next leaders in sustainable fashion design. Surprisingly, none of the six winners were from the UK, rather they came from all over the world: United States, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Australia and Portugal. Winning entries were very diverse, ranging from outerwear pieces made out of cork from a management system developed around the concept of life-cycles. Outfits from winners and runner-ups were showcased on live models sitting on wooden stools amongst the crowd, only recognisable by their matching headpieces. Congratulations to the organisers, who proved once again that responsible fashion can be synonymous with glamour, innovation and, more importantly, talent. Will Antithesis be part of the finalists of Fashioning the Future 2012?