Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / BFC NEWGEN winners revealed
BFC NEWGEN winners revealed
Dec '09
The British Fashion Council(BFC) confirmed the names of nineteen fashion designer businesses that will receive BFC NEWGEN sponsorship, supported by Topshop, to show at London Fashion Week(LFW) in February 2010. NEWGEN, established in 1993, is one of the world's most internationally recognised talent identification schemes. Its alumni include many great British designers including Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Boudicca, Giles Deacon, Jonathan Saunders and more recently Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab, Richard Nicoll and Erdem.

The recipients of NEWGEN, sponsored by Topshop are:
Catwalk sponsorship: Mark Fast, Mary Katrantzou, Meadham Kirchhoff and Peter Pilotto

Presentation sponsorship: Holly Fulton, Louise Gray, Maria Francesca Pepe, Sykes

Exhibition sponsorship: Atalanta Weller, Christopher Raeburn, Craig Lawrence, David Koma, Dominic Jones, Fannie Schiavoni, Holly Fulton, KTZ, Louise Gray, LP.BG, Maria Francesca Pepe, Mark Fast, Mary Katrantzou, Michael Lewis, Michael Van der Ham, Natascha Stolle, Peter Pilotto and Sykes.

Following the successful introduction of a presentation schedule last season, February will see four NEWGEN collections shown in this way – introducing two NEWGEN newcomers Maria Francesca Pepe and Holly Fulton. Following two seasons showing as part of the Fashion East collective, Holly Fulton makes her debut on LFW's presentation schedule. Her graphic, decorative dresses are part of a high-impact top-to-toe look boldly accessorised with Fulton's jewellery and bags.

In the NEWGEN showrooms, located in the East Wing of Somerset House, existing exhibitors will be joined by new Ready-to-Wear designer of the moment David Koma whose dramatically embellished dresses have been sought out by Beyonce, Cheryl Cole and Rhianna, Christopher Raeburn with his sustainable signature parachute fabric collection and Natascha Stolle's quirky-chic take on sportswear.

First time NEWGEN recipient jewellery designer, Maria Francesca Pepe, has previously collaborated with Francesca Burns, Jens Laugesen and Louise Gray. Her modern avant garde pieces will feature alongside cult insider jewellery designer, Dominic Jones's collection. Fannie Schiavoni handcrafted androgynous yet versatile chain jewellery has won the newcomer exhibition sponsorship for the first time.

Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos' constantly evolving twists on draped digital print have won the pair catwalk sponsorship once more alongside Mark Fast, who last season proved how versatile his collection of beautiful knitwear is.

Topshop continues its support of the NEWGEN scheme for the seventeenth consecutive season. Offering additional support to designers by providing show venues and commissioning special collections available during London Fashion Week, Topshop directly contributes to the business development of some of the most exciting design talents in London today.

Must ReadView All

Tajik textile-apparel exports rise 30% in Jan-Aug 2018

Textiles | On 16th Oct 2018

Tajik textile-apparel exports rise 30% in Jan-Aug 2018

Tajikistan’s production of textile and apparel rose by 30 per cent in ...

Courtesy: Good On You

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Oct 2018

Good On You aims to give consumers access to brand info

Australia based Good On You, an app that provides ratings of over...

Courtesy: Rieter

Textiles | On 16th Oct 2018

Rieter launches new ring and compact spinning machines

Rieter has launched G 37 and G 38, the new ring spinning machines,...

Interviews View All

Akash Khetan, Narayan Tex Fab

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

The decision to reduce GST on MMF yarn to 12% is transformational

C. Dhandayuthapani, Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

C. Dhandayuthapani
Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

ITME 2016 exploited our full strength like never before

Siddhachakra Weaving (Badiya Fashion),

Siddhachakra Weaving (Badiya Fashion)

Ahmedabad-based Siddhachakra Weaving Pvt Ltd was established in 2011 under ...

Manoj Sorathiya,

Manoj Sorathiya

Surat-based Sunrise Imports & Exports Co is a manufacturer and...

Ravi Raj Desai,

Ravi Raj Desai

Himalaya Cotton Yarn Ltd manufactures high quality denier. The spinning...

Eric Scholler, Groz-Beckert

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kevin Nelson, TissueGen

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Paolo Ocleppo, Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Pranav Mishra, Huemn

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Karan Arora, Karan Arora

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Madhu Jain, Madhu Jain

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

October 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search