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Triumph Inspiration Awards gets creative with one-piece suits

Most of us know lingerie label Triumph for the, ahem, boost, it gives to our female forms, but at the recently-concluded London Fashion Week, it was inspiration and creativity that got a hands-up.

With major fashion names such as supermodel Helena Christensen, photographer Rankin, designer Matthew Williamson, Hong Kong actress and singer Karen Mok, Chair of British Fashion Council Development Committee Hilary Riva and Head of Global Brand Management Triumph Suzanne McKenna sitting on the judging panel and Adam Garcia as the evening's event host, fashion students took to the stage with their unique showpieces.

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In the end, it was the finalist from Bulgaria, Nikolay Bokilov, who emerged winner with his design, "Morphology", a black piece with interlacing strands. He bagged a cash prize of 15,000 Euros and the opportunity to work with Triumph's design team to turn his piece into a commercial garment, which will be sold as a limited edition piece by the lingerie label.

Second and third places went to Amaya Carcamo from Spain, with her design "Wood Sensation" and Ludocivo Loffreda of Italy and his design "Memory of Shape". They won 10,000 and 5,000 euros respectively.

Singaporean finalist Grace Sugiarto, who used nude stockings to craft her work "Preserved Beauty" and whose inspiration came from Egyptian mummies of old, may not have gotten into top three, but added a feather to her cap when style icon and British singer, Cheryl Cole, set her eyes on it and wore it in her latest music video, Promise This.

This competition is in its third year and invites students from fashion schools to prove their creativity in design.

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