I'm thrilled to announce that this year we are honoring the brilliant British designer Julien MacDonald as our Genlux/Britweek Designer of the Year at our awards and Fashion Show. The date is May 5, 2016. For those who may not know, Julien was hired by Karl Lagerfeld to head up Chanel knitwear right out of college. He was then asked by Karl to head up his Lagerfeld collection. Not a bad start. But it gets better. He then went on to head up Givenchy as the successor to Alexander McQueen where Julien was in charge of both the haute couture and ready-to-wear divisions. Julien will be coming out from London where he just showed his FW16 collection to accept his award. Our past recipients have been Matthew Williamson, Todd Lynn, and Rupert Sanderson. More to come, so stay tuned!