British Fashion Council names 10 NewGen Men recipients

The British Fashion Council has announced that 10 emerging designers will receive NewGen Men support for spring/summer 2017 at London Collections: Men in June.

Three new designers have been added to the line-up for spring/summer 2017: Grace Wales Bonner, who will receive support for a salon show; recent Central Saint Martins graduate Kiko Kostadinov will host a presentation, as will Phoebe English.

These designers will join the seven existing recipients: Alex Mullins (salon show), Bobby Abley (catwalk), Cottweiler (catwalk), Craig Green (catwalk), Diego Vanassibara (installation), Liam Hodges (catwalk) and Pieter (presentation).

Agi and Sam, Astrid Anderson and Nasir Mazhar, who have been awarded support for the past six seasons have now successfully graduated from the British Fashion Council talent scheme.

NewGen Men adds three designers for spring/summer 2017

Jason Griffiths, judging panel member and marketing director of Topman said: “It is fantastic to be welcoming new designers to the NewGen Men fold for June, Grace Wales Bonner, Kiko Kostadinov, and Phoebe English - I’m sure all eyes will be on these bright new stars as they unveil their inaugural NewGen Men collections.

“In the same breath, I very much look forward to seeing the evolution of Alex Mullins, Bobby Abley, Cottweiler, Craig Green, Diego Vanassibara, Liam Hodges and PIETER who are continuing to develop and grow under the NewGen Men initiative. We also look forward to watching this year’s alumni Agi and Sam, Astrid Andersen, and Nasir Mazhar continue their journey as established brands; heralding all that is creative and exciting about emerging talent in London.”

Launched in 2009, NewGen Men recipients also received business mentoring, as well as being able to make use of the financial support to grow or strengthen any aspect of their business, or towards the implementation of their shows, presentations, and installations.

Previous NewGen Men winners include Christopher Raeburn, Christopher Shannon, James Long, J.W. Anderson, Katie Eary, Lee Roach, Lou Dalton, Martine Rose, Sibling and Shaun Samson.

London Collections: Men’s spring/summer 2017 shows run from June 10 to 13.

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