The British Fashion Council has announced the recipients of its NEWGEN sponsorship with 14 designers going on to showcase their Autumn/Winter ’13 collections during London Fashion Week in February 2013.
‘The NEWGEN bar is set so high: to qualify, designers must prove their originality, excellence and openness to learning how to take first steps in businesses. This season’s winners are a snapshot of what London is now – a varied group of vivid individualists, from many countries. They’re a brilliant reflection of the energy of a city which enables so many talents to settle and shine.’ - Sarah Mower, MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and chair of the NEWGEN selection committee.
Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, commented, ‘You only have to look at the roll call of talent that has graduated through NEWGEN to know that these names are the future stars of British fashion. This season’s line-up of designers represents the diversity and originality in the fashion industry, and truly supports London’s reputation as a creative capital.’