SHORTLIST FOR BFC VOGUE/DESIGNER FASHION FUND ANNOUNCED

Started On :: 19/12/2013 - Ended On :: 19/02/2014

The British Fashion Council today announces the shortlist for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2014.

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund shortlist 2014: Emilia Wickstead, House of Holland, Mary Katrantzou, Osman, Peter Pilotto, Zoe Jordan

Each of the nominated designers is in a strong position to develop into a global designer brand and represents the best of London's thriving fashion talent. The winner of the award will be announced 28th January 2014.

Pic: EMILIA WICKSTEAD

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Alexandra Shulman, Editor of British Vogue and Chair of the Fund Committee, said about the shortlist, “I am very pleased with the names on this year’s shortlist.  They are a group of considerable talent, demonstrating the wealth of ideas and creativity to be found in the fashion industry in the UK.”

Pic: HENRY HOLLAND

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The BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund provides one designer with a bespoke, high level mentoring support programme over a twelve month period, as well as a £200,000 grant to provide necessary infrastructure to take them to the next stage in their business. 

 

Pic: MARY KATRANTZOU

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The Fund, now in its fifth year is a legacy project from the BFC’s 25th anniversary celebrations. The previous winners of the fund are Erdem, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders and Nicholas Kirkwood.

 

OSMAN, PETER PILOTTO

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Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, commented, “The BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund has a proven track record of enabling British designers to make the transition from rising stars to incredible international businesses. The strength of this year’s shortlist represents a generation of talent who are ready for the financial and mentoring support The Fund offers.”

Pic: ZOE JORDAN

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The BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund is proudly supported by Burberry, Clothing at Tesco, Debenhams, Harrods, Paul Smith, TOPSHOP and VOGUE.