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J.W. Anderson and Simone Rocha are NEWGEN winners

Simone Rocha and J.W. Anderson will both receive financial aid towards their autumn/winter 2013 catwalk shows, courtesy of the Topshop-sponsored NEWGEN scheme. The financial aid will be used towards their show costs and the use the British Fashion Council’s Show Space to present their autumn/winter 2013-14 collections during London Fashion Week in February next year.

Simone Rocha Fall 2012

Simone Rocha Fall 2012

JW ANderson 2012

JW ANderson 2012

NEWGEN was established by the British Fashion Council in 1993 as a fashion talent identification, designer development and showcasing scheme and previous winners of the sponsorship include Christopher Kane, Erdem and Peter Pilotto.

“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 MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and chair of the NEWGEN selection committee. “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.”

What do you think?

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British Fashion Award Nominees Announced

Yesterday saw the the nominations in for the British Fashion Awards, the annual event, a bit like the Oscars for the fashion industry, which celebrates the major design stars of the UK fashion industry, a with Stella McCartney receiving three nominations.

“2012 has been a momentous year and seen a nationwide celebration of British talent,” said Harold Tillman, chairman of British Fashion Council, who hosted the reception to announce the nominees at The Savoy last night.
“The British Fashion Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional individuals and brands who’ve defined out fashion industry over the past year and we’re incredibly proud to announce these nominees who represent a cross section of British fashion talent.”

The British Fashion Awards ceremony will take place on November 27th .

THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES FOR THE 2012 BRITISH FASHION AWARDS

EMERGING TALENT AWARD – READY-TO-WEAR
Nominees: J.W. Anderson, Michael van der Ham, Simone Rocha

EMERGING TALENT AWARD – ACCESSORIES
Nominees: Dominic Jones, Jordan Askill, Sophie Hulme

EMERGING TALENT AWARD – MENSWEAR
Nominees: Agi & Sam, Jonathan Saunders, Lou Dalton

MODEL
Nominees: Cara Delevingne, David Gandy, Jourdan Dunn

DESIGNER BRAND
Nominees: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Mulberry, Stella McCartney

MENSWEAR DESIGNER
Nominees: Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Oliver Spencer, Richard James

ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR
Nominees: Edward Enninful, Katie Grand, Professor Louise Wilson OBE

RED CARPET AWARD
Nominees: Alessandra Rich, Roksanda Ilincic, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham

ACCESSORY DESIGNER
Nominees: Katie Hillier, Nicholas Kirkwood, Philip Treacy

NEW ESTABLISHMENT AWARD
Nominees: Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Meadham Kirchhoff

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Nominees: Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Stella McCartney

This year, the British Fashion Awards will also celebrate two additional awards: the BFC Outstanding Achievement Award and the British Style Award for style icon of the year, sponsored by Vodafone.

What do you think of this years nominations?
Would any other British designers been on your list?