The British Fashion Council has announced its emerging designer platform NewGen will now be awarded annually instead of seasonally and will combine menswear and womenswear designers under one single initiative. The move it says is to “strengthen and streamline the support offered to designers” and to […]

The sixth edition of the International Fashion Showcase, hosted by British Fashion Council and the British Council, has revealed that there will be 26 countries taking part featuring work from emerging designers from countries including Chile, India and Russia, as well as designers from Eastern Europe, […]

University of Westminster graduate, Irish-born Katie Ann McGuigan has been named the winner of Fashion Scout’s autumn/winter 2017 Merit Award. Selected from hundreds of applicants, McGuigan’s bold silhouettes and colour palette impressed this season’s selection panel and will see her following in the […]

Walpole, the association for British luxury brands, has selected 12 emerging brands to take part in its Brands of Tomorrow initiative, including contemporary menswear label Agi & Sam, playful footwear designer Camilla Elphick, and womenswear label Hillier Bartley, founded by Luella Bartley and Katie […]

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the shortlisted designers selected for the next cycle of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. The selected designers and brands are as followed: Huishan Zhang; Mother of Pearl; Osman; palmer//harding; Shrimps; Sophie Hulme and Toogood. Each of the shortlisted […]

OPINION Haute Couture is particular to Paris and has gone through numerous phases. Although it would take too long here to explain what these phases are, let’s just say, to summarise in general terms, that the initial vocation of Haute Couture was to systematise innovation by elevating the artisan dress […]

The British Fashion Council and the British Council has announced that the sixth edition of its annual International Fashion Showcase will return to Somerset House in February and feature emerging fashion designers from 25 countries. The showcase forms part of the London Fashion Week Festival and gives […]

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group and SDA Bocconi University have joined forces and formed a new partnership for digital education in the fashion and luxury industries. Together the two aim to develop a new course known as ‘digital strategy, marketing and e-commerce.’ The new course is set to form part of the […]

A number of fashion designers including Canadian sister duo Chloe and Parris Gordon, lingerie designer Morgan Curtis, and Bikini Luxe founder Candice Galek have all been named in this year’s Forbes ’30 under 30’ list in the arts and style section. The annual list highlights the “brightest entrepreneurs, […]

Experiential marketing activity in retail shopping centres can drive “huge” student engagement and increase footfall, according to new research from Unidays, the student affinity network. Unidays hosted 15 student shopping events in 11 cities in 2016, coordinated mostly during the busy freshers period […]