FASHION TALENT AWARDED NEWGEN SPONSORSHIP FOR
The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced the names of 18 of London’s brightest emerging fashion design talents who have been selected to receive BFC NEWGEN sponsorship, supported by Topshop, to show at London Fashion Week in February 2011.NEWGEN, established in 1993, is one of the world’s most internationally recognised talentidentification schemes. Its alumni include Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson,Boudicca, Giles Deacon, Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab, Richard Nicoll, Erdem and Meadham Kirchhoff.
NEWGEN designers are selected by an advisory committee which draws from a pool
of leading fashion directors, fashion editors and consultants who kindly lend their time and support to the British Fashion Council. This season’s panel was chaired by the BFC’s Ambassador for Emerging Talent – Sarah Mower and included BFC Talent Scout Andrew Tucker as well as Alexandra Stylianidis, Liberty; Anne Marie Curtis, Elle; Erin Mullaney, Browns; Fran Burns, Love; Karen Langley, Dazed & Confused; Louise Carter, BFC, Rachael Proud, Topshop, Sophia Neophitou-Apostalou,
10/Harper’s Bazaar; Susanne Tide-Frater, Consultant; Susie Lau, Style Bubble and
Yasmin Sewell, Consultant.
Catwalk sponsorship:David Koma, Holly Fulton, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou and
Michael van der Ham.
Presentation sponsorship: Christopher Raeburn, Craig Lawrence, JS Lee, JW Anderson
(film presentation) and Nasir Mazhar.
Installation sponsorship: Dominic Jones and Jordan Askill.
Exhibition sponsorship: Chau Har Lee, Christopher Raeburn, Craig Lawrence, David
Koma, Dominic Jones, Fannie Schiavoni (yay!), Felicity Brown, Heikki Salonen, Holly Fulton, Jordan Askill, JS Lee, JW Anderson, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou, Michael van der Ham, Nasir Mazhar, Thomas Tait and Yang Du.
(words BFC press release)