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British Fashion Council announces designers selected for BFC NEWGEN 2024/25

Tom Bottomley
06 June 2024

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the designers selected for the BFC NEWGEN 2024/25 programme – which supports the best-emerging design talent - in partnership with Pull&Bear.

Each year, a cohort of designers is identified by their creativity, strong design aesthetic and point of difference by industry-led panels chaired by Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent.

For 2024/25, the designers selected are: AARON ESH, ANCUȚA SARCA, Charlie Constantinou, Chet Lo, DERRICK, DI PETSA HARRI, JOHANNA PARV, Karoline Vitto, Kazna Asker, Leo Carlton, LUEDER, MASHA POPOVA, Paolo Carzana, Pauline Dujancourt, Sinéad O’Dwyer, Steve O Smith, The Winter House, TOLU COKER, and YAKU.

BFC NEWGEN offers designers financial grants, showcasing opportunities and delivers individual mentoring and training sessions to assist them as they develop their business infrastructure and skills.

Last month, the BFC announced Pull&Bear as the new Principal Partner for BFC NEWGEN. The brand will support with direct financial support and mentorship as well as provide a platform for storytelling, through its new experiential vertical ‘Canvas for Creativity’.

Applications were open from 15 January to 1 March 2024. The categories included ready-to-wear womenswear, ready-to-wear menswear and accessories.

Since its launch in 1993, BFC NEWGEN has supported designers including Alexander McQueen, Bianca Saunders, Christopher Kane, Duro Olowu, Grace Wales Bonner, Kim Jones, Jonathan Anderson and Richard Quinn, among others.

Photo Credits: Rankin Creative.

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