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Hong Kong-born, New York-based fash­ion designer Xi­mon Lee is the first menswear designer to win the H&M De­sign Award. Pre­sented at Fash­ion Week Stock­holm, this year’s com­pe­ti­tion was judged by an in­ter­na­tional jury that in­cluded Luella Bart­ley, de­sign direc­tor of Marc by Marc Ja­cobs, pho­tog­ra­pher Tommy Ton, Lily Allen, and Ann-Sofie Jo­hans­son, H&M’s head of de­sign, new devel­op­ment. “Xi­mon’s col­lec­tion cap­ti­vated the jury with its con­tem­po­rary yet po­etic mood, with a strong feel­ing for fab­ric and an in­cred­i­ble at­ten­tion to de­tail,” says Jo­hans­son. Adds Bart­ley, “His re­search was beau­ti­ful, the fab­ric devel­op­ment was re­ally ac­com­plished, and his de­sign was good. I think he is an in­cred­i­ble designer.” Lee won €50,000, and a chance to de­velop pieces from his col­lec­tion to be sold at se­lect H&M stores and on­line later this year.

Xi­mon Lee Prada’s crys­tal jew­ellery

Xi­mon Lee’s win­ning col­lec­tion

Neck­lace, Prada

Pin, Prada

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