Thursday, 25 November 2010

Shortlist for BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2011 announced

The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced the shortlist for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. The shortlisted designers are; Charlotte Olympia, Christopher Kane, E. Tautz, Jonathan Saunders, Nicholas Kirkwood, OSMAN, Peter Pilotto and Richard Nicoll, have been identified as labels with potential for international growth. The eight shortlisted designers have been invited to present their collections and future plans to the judging panel chaired by Alexandra Shulman, Editor of British Vogue, comprising industry experts and Fund sponsors. The Fund, now in its second year, will provide one British based designer with £200,000 as well as a mentoring support programme. The seven runners-up will be allocated a mentor through the Fund. British Vogue will document the judging process and announce the winner in its March 2011 issue. The winner will demonstrate a clear vision for their business and how the Fund will contribute to their growth and their infrastructure, with a focus on creating a strong international brand.