British Fashion Council reveals NewGen recipients for 2017
The British Fashion Council has named the fifteen emerging designers who will receive NewGen support as the new format launches.
Under the new scheme, NewGen designers will be supported throughout the year, instead of seasonally and will show at either London Fashion Week Men’s or London Fashion Week. The programme will also offer recipients financial support and mentoring and business training.
A-Cold-Wall*, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Halpern, Nicholas Daley and Richard Malone will receive NewGen support for the first time this year, in addition to existing NewGen designers Cottweiler, Kiko Kostadinov, Liam Hodges, Phoebe English MAN, Marta Jakubowski, Molly Goddard, Paula Knorr, Sadie Williams and Wales Bonner who all continue to receive support.
‘One to Watch’ support has been awarded to Richard Quinn, who will be given exhibition space in the LFW Designer Showrooms at The Store Studios this September. Designers Alex Mullins, Ashley Williams, Craig Green and Faustine Steinmetz now graduate from the initiative.
‘One to Watch’ support has been awarded to Richard Quinn, who will be given exhibition space in the LFW Designer Showrooms at The Store Studios this September.
“To be able to select NewGen for both womenswear and menswear side by side this year has given the scheme a panoramic overview of London's strength as a centre-point of young innovation. We have all been energised to see a surge of diverse talents from so many backgrounds whose focussed individuality inspires us. It's a privilege to be able to join with so many mentors from the UK industry who volunteer to join together to put these designers on the proven fast-track to recognition and business success,” said Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent, Chief Critic, VogueRunway.com and Chair of the NewGen committee.
“The new format of our NewGen initiative allows the BFC to be flexible in the support it offers emerging designers, and recognises the changing nature of fashion business and showcasing models. We want to empower these designers to build and strengthen their brands in close alignment with their creative vision,” added BFC Chief Executive Caroline Rush.
Designers showing at London Fashion Week Men’s in June include A-Cold-Wall*, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Cottweiler, Kiko Kostadinov, Liam Hodges, Nicholas Daley, Phoebe English Man and Wales Bonner.
Halpern, Marta Jakubowski, Molly Goddard, Paula Knorr, Richard Malone and Sadie Williams will show at London Fashion Week in September.
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