The much anticipated recipients of the British Fashion Council’s NewGen scheme for 2014 have finally been announced. Helping London based emerging designers to develop their talents in the form of financial aid and mentoring, it’s an invaluable project that all developing designers hope to be part of.
This year’s judging panel included Caroline Rush, the Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, Designer Mary Katrantzou, and Kate Phelan, Topshop’s Creative Director, amongst a handful of other integral members of the fashion world.
Next year, the scheme will be mainly sponsoring the emerging designers Simone Rocha, Marques Alemeida and Lucas Nascimento, which will help towards their London Fashion Week catwalk shows. In addition, Ryan Lo will receive funding towards a presentation during Fashion Week.
(Left: Designer Simone Rocha, Right: Simone Rocha FW 13-14 runway)
We’re super excited to see what the emerging designers will bring to the table next year, and if you think of NewGen’s previous beneficiaries, like Christopher Kane or J.W Anderson who have gone on to be very successful and gain international recognition in the world of fashion, only good things are on the horizon for the new batch of NewGen recipients.
As Topshop is a sponsor of NewGen, we’re sure that we’ll be seeing high street collaborations with these emerging designers in the near future too.
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