British Fashion Council announces shortlist for BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2019

    The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the shortlisted designers for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2019: A.W.A.K.E MODE, Alighieri, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, David Koma, Neous, Rejina Pyo, WALES BONNER.

    Established in 2008, The Fund aims to discover new talent and accelerate growth over a twelve-month period through  mentoring and awarding a cash prize of £200,000. The BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund receives the generous support of British Vogue, Burberry,, Inc., Label/Mix, Paul Smith, Rodial and TOPSHOP.
    Applications are encouraged from all over the UK, with many not shortlisted put on the radar of the high-profile industry judging committee for the first time. This year’s judging committee is chaired by Edward Enninful OBE, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue. The committee  comprises of experts from across the fashion industry: Caroline Rush CBE, British Fashion Council; Erdem Moralioglu, ERDEM; Gemma Metheringham, LABEL; Maria Hatzistefanis, Rodial; Rod Manley, Burberry; Sarah Mower MBE, BFC  Ambassador for Emerging Talent & Vogue Runway; Paul Price, Topshop and Xia Ding,, Inc.  The application process encourages brands to think strategically about the Fund’s core objective of business growth.  All shortlisted designers will receive a full mentoring programme through the BFC’s Business Support team, with access to funders and other industry experts.

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