Friday, 14 January 2011

British Fashion Council announce
Fashion Forward Winners

The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announces that three designers Meadham Kirchhoff, Peter Pilotto and Todd Lynn will receive Fashion Forward sponsorship for two seasons to show at February and September 2011 London Fashion Week. The Fashion Forward scheme sponsored by Coutts & Co and supported by the London Development Agency, was established five years ago to provide funding to talented emerging British designers to show and develop their businesses in London. Fashion Forward is a key BFC initiative to promote emerging design talent. The award provides the winner with a cash prize to showcase their collection and gain access to knowledge, to develop their business. Fashion Forward applicants are judged by a panel of experts including Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the BFC; Alan Marshall, Coutts & Co; Anna Orsini, BFC Consultant; Averyl Oates, Harvey Nichols; Dolly Jones, and Sarah Mower, American Vogue and BFC’s Ambassador for Emerging Talent. Previous Fashion Forward winners include Christopher Kane, Erdem, Giles Deacon, Jonathan Saunders, Louise Goldin, Marios Schwab, Richard Nicoll, Roksanda Illincic and Sinha-Stanic.