“Ashburn Eng illustrated exceptional creativity and originality, showing himself to be one of the most exciting young stylists on the planet.” – Twittered by Iconique Societás
After getting the highest votes and beating the other 23 finalists in 3 other categories; photography, illustration and styling, he also won the overall winner of the ‘Iconique Societás Awards 2009′!
“His entry ‘Paper Couture’, which features models wearing clothing and accessories hand-crafted of paper and card, demonstrates a highly progressive and distinct style, which left the jury in little doubt that Eng is ‘one to watch’. ‘Paper Couture’ gained the highest number of jury votes in the awards, making Ashburn Eng the overall winner of the ‘Iconique Societás Awards 2009.’ – A comment made by the official Societás site.
The awards attract global attention to the best emerging talent in fashion photography, fashion illustration, and the newly launched third award category, fashion styling, and are presented by:
Iconique – http://www.iconique.com
Created in 2000 by Joost van Gorsel, Iconique.com’s distinctive look and content has made it a favourite amongst fashion lovers all over the world. The website has won several web awards, appeared in books and has been published in numerous magazines. Iconique is recognised as one of Europe’s most cutting edge and progressive online magazines.
Societás – http://www.societas.ltd.uk
The Iconique Societás Awards Jury includes:
Zandor Lubbe – Owner of Zoo Magazine
Louis Mariette - Hat Couturier & Jewellery Designer
Natalia Allen – Designer, Writer, Surfer, Tri-athlete
Joost van Gorsel – Founder & CEO of Iconique
Millie Ross – Editor of jotta.com
Melissa Sterry – Founding Director of Societás
Filep Motwary – Designer, Illustrator, Blogger
Emma Day – Celebrity Make-Up Artist
Courtney Blackman – Co-Chairman of Fashion Business Club
Michael Dye – Editor/Stylist Contributing Editor Vanity Fair Italia
Rod Roodenburg – National President of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada
Emma Hack – Skin Illustrator, Photographer, Sculptor
Samata Angel – designer, author, entrepreneur
“Thank you so much to the Iconique Societás Jury for picking me as the winner. I would like to say a BIG thank you to my fellow contributors at Test Shoot Gallery whom have been inspiring and supportive to my vision.
With utmost honour and gratitude,