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.
His work with womenswear also extended into designing bespoke bridal pieces. One of the most acclaimed was his design for the wedding of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones to Daniel Chatto.