Congratulations to all the recipients and winners at British Fashion Council Foundation event held in The Design Museum!

Today the British Fashion Council announced their Annual Programme of Talent Support, including recipients of latest grant giving initiatives and talent support schemes at the British Fashion Council Foundation event held earlier this afternoon at The Design Museum, London.


The recipients were as follows.


BFC NEWGEN 21/22 Cohort Announced.
BFC NEWGEN is the most established talent identification scheme globally and designers are identified by their creativity, strong design aesthetic and point of difference. Supporting the very best emerging talent and aims to build global, high-end fashion brands of the future.

The 2022/23 NEWGEN recipients are:
Ahluwalia I ANCUȚA SARCA I ASAI I Bethany Williams I Chet Lo I Conner Ives I DI PETSA I EFTYCHIA I FEBEN I HARRI I HELEN KIRKUM I LABRUM London I Leo Carlton I MASHA POPOVA I Nensi Dojaka I Paolo Carzana I ROBYN LYNCH I ROKER I S.S.DALEY I SAUL NASH I Sinéad O’Dwyer I Stefan Cooke I yuhan wang


BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, Winner Announced.
Congratulations to Richard Quinn on winning the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. He will be awarded a £200,000 cash prize and a mentoring programme with access to funders, industry experts and pro-bono legal services.


BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund, Shortlist Announced. Established in 2013, the BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund aims to celebrate exceptional talent and empower businesses to play their part in positive growth through bespoke business mentoring, professional services, and awarding of a £150,000 cash prize.

The shortlisted designers for the 2022 BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund are:
clothsurgeon I LYPH I Nicholas Daley I Olubiyi Thomas

The winner will be announced during London Fashion Week presented by Clearpay June 2022.


BFC Fashion Trust, Recipients Announced.
The BFC Fashion Trust empowers positive business growth through financial grants and mentoring. It supports projects that enable brands to think strategically and accelerate sustainable growth through finance, business support, and pro-bono legal services.

The 2022/23 recipients are:
Completedworks I E.L.V. Denim I Neous I Richard Malone I Supriya Lele I TOVE I Wales Bonner


The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.
Congratulations to Saul Nash on winning the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. His modern interpretation of knitwear challenges preconceived ideas surrounding sportswear, emphasising movement and performance whilst minimising waste.


Main photo Richard Quinn designs, winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2022 all photos courtesy of BFC.


The 2022/23 NEWGEN recipients


The shortlisted designers for the 2022 BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund


The Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design winner Saul Nash

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