Jasper Conran launched his first womenswear collection in 1978. This preceded a six-page spread in Vogue describing him as the “rising star of British Fashion” and one of a “new generation of British designers.”

“The beating heart of his design ethos: English with an edge.” Suzy Menkes

He was a founding board member of the London Designer Collections – subsequently renamed London Fashion Week – and was awarded Designer of the Year by the British Fashion Council in 1986. Jasper Conran continues to show his womenswear collection at London Fashion Week.