Getting NewGen sponsored by Topshop funding is the best way a young designer can start their fashion career in London. In 1993, when NewGen was introduced, Alexander McQueen was among the first to get sponsorship, and look at him now! This afternoon the latest recipients were announced in an annexe of Somerset House, the new venue for London Fashion Week from this September. What's new this season is that Somerset House allows for both large scale catwalk shows, and more intimate presentations. The beautifully appointed rooms of also make the perfect backdrop to showcase the work of a new crop of amazing accessories designers. In her new role as Ambassador for Emerging Talent for London Fashion Week, it was down to Sarah Mower to tell the gathered press who the anointed few are for this September. So without further ado, here are London's finest young designers for your delectation.
Atalanta Weller – shoe designer
Michael Lewis – shoe designer
Dominic Jones – jewellery
Fred Butler – handmade accessories
Congrats to all the designers, and look out for more info on them soon!
- Melanie Rickey