In a special event held at 180 Studios in London, the British Fashion Council (BFC) revealed LABRUM London as the recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The award, recognizing the fashion industry’s influential role in society and commitment to sustainability and community, was presented by His Majesty King Charles III to Foday Dumbuya, the brand’s founder and creative director.
Established in 2015, LABRUM London is celebrated for its unique perspective on West African culture, seen through a contemporary lens. Foday Dumbuya’s designs seamlessly blend West African tradition with British heritage, creating striking and purposeful pieces that tell untold stories of the diaspora.
This award comes in recognition of the brand’s dedication to creating a unique narrative in fashion and the significant impact it has had on the industry. Additionally, the BFC Foundation’s patronage program has made significant contributions to the support of 39 designers and several students this year through financial grants and mentoring.
With this award, LABRUM London joins an illustrious list of previous recipients, which includes Bethany Williams, Rosh Mahtani, and Priya Ahluwalia, who have all made remarkable contributions to British fashion.