Whether it’s through their Education Programme or by raising money with the upcoming Fashion Awards, the British Fashion Council are always committed to fostering talent at every stage of its development. As such, it should come as no surprise that the recipients of the BFC’s Fashion Trust (which were announced yesterday) are all thoroughly deserving of the support – which totals £350,00.
To glance at a list of the 12 designers receiving support is like flicking through a who’s-who of Britain’s best talent (and there are more than a few firm Wonderland-faves in there). Eudon Choi, Fyodor Golan, Gareth Pugh, Hillier Bartley, Holly Fulton, Huishan Zhang, Marques’Almeida, palmer/harding, Phoebe English, Prism, Rejina Pyo, and Sibling will all receive not just financial aid, but also expert advice thanks to Fashion Trust partner, Farfetch.
José Neves, CEO and Founder of Farfetch remarked, “We are so pleased to be supporting this extremely talented group of designers alongside the BFC Fashion Trust. We recognise how important it is to be supporting and nurturing design talent throughout the growth of their brand and hope that our team of experts advising on digital, e-commerce and global market expansion will prove invaluable to the development of each of them.”
The Trust’s co-chairs Tania Fares and Kim Hersov, meanwhile, said: “Once again we are delighted to support these talented designers for the year ahead. British fashion is globally recognised for its energy and originality which is why supporting the industry at grass roots is as vital as ever. These designers represent the future of the British fashion industry and we hope the Fashion Trust will further advance their position as global brands of the future.” We concur!