Today The British Fashion Council announced the recipients who will receive NEWGEN support, sponsored by Topshop. Here at British Style Bloggers, we love seeing new fashion talent flourish and this fantastic BFC initiative has helped develop British fashion talent since its inception in 1993.
Ashley Williams, Danielle Romeril, Faustine Steinmetz, Marta Jakubowski, Molly Goddard, Ryan Lo and Sadie Williams will all continue to receive support this season. In addition to the seven aforementioned designers, one new designer will receive NEWGEN support for the first time; Royal Academy of Art graduate Paula Knorr whose womenswear brand is now in its third season.
Ashley Williams, Ryan Lo and Molly Goddard will host catwalk shows while the other designers will host static presentations. Each of the NEWGEN designers will be allocated a dedicated pop-up showroom space within the Designer Showrooms at Brewer Street Car Park, taking residence after their show or presentation to host press and buyers appointments.
NEWGEN sponsorship has helped other well-known designers into the industry including Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Erdem.
“Discovering, supporting and mentoring NEWGEN is the most vital and effective work the British Fashion Council does” – Sarah Mower – Chair of NEWGEN
We can’t wait to see what this support has in store for these upcoming designers and hopefully we’ll get to catch them at London Fashion Week this September.
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