NEWGEN autumn/winter 2013-14 recipients announced
The latest NEWGEN sponsorship recipients have been announced. J.W. Anderson and Simone Rocha are among the lucky designers who have been awarded funding by the British Fashion Council for the upcoming autumn/winter 2013-14 season. They will receive catwalk sponsorship to support their shows at London Fashion Week.
Others to receive NEWGEN funding include Paula Gerbase, who is best known for her androgynous tailoring and shoe designer Liam Fahy. Both will stage exhibitions during LFW together with Maarten van der Horst, Palmer//Harding and Huishan Zhang. While Sophia Webster, Christopher Raeburn, J JS Lee, Marques'Almeida, Nasir Mazhar, Sister by Sibling and Lucas Nascimento have all been awarded with sponsorship to stage presentations.
"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," said Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and NEWGEN selection chair. "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."
The NEWGEN scheme was founded in 1993 and has helped to develop emerging British-based fashion talent throughout the years. Former recipients of the grants include Alexander McQueen, Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab, Richard Nicoll and Erdem.