Lady Gaga in Craig Lawrence AW10
Trumpet alert! Da DAAAAH! The results from the judges on the NEWGEN sponsorship for the next London Fashion Week are OUT! You know - the Topshop sponsored initiative that rewards up and coming talent with a foothold into the world of the London Fashion Week schedule.
Up for Catwalk sponsorship: are the very brills David Koma – the Central Saint Martins graduate from
The very graphic talents of Holly Fulton will also be displayed on the runway as opposed to soley on the rails of the exhibition this year after her super bold geometric prints on simple silhouettes attracted the approval of the judges.
Mary Katrantzou, no stranger to the NEWGEN flock has been allotted a solo show, after several seasons of sharing a place with Canadian knitter Mark Fast on the schedule.
David Koma AW10
Grazia editors’ fave Dutch designer Michael Van Der Ham will be bringing his colourful, covetable patchwork of different textiles to the runway too. Hurrah!
And finally, Peter Pilotto will be returning once again with the support of NEWGEN.
Craig Lawrence – whose jaw-dropping knits are a favourite with Lady Gaga as well as Louise Gray, whose colourful streety pieces with her specialised embroidery techniques are both to show their work in presentations. Well done!
Recycled ready to wear designer Christopher Raeburn, jeweller Dominic Jones, innovative accessories queen (and fave of Rihanna) Fannie Schiavoni and Chinese surrealist Yang Du will all receive installation sponsorship. CONGRATS!
The following designers will all be found in the exhibition at Somerset House thanks to their NEWGEN Awards this season. Atalanta Weller, Chau Har Lee, Christopher Raeburn, Craig Lawrence, David Koma, Dominic Jones, Fannie Schiavoni, Felicity Brown, Heikki Salonen, Holly Fulton, Jordan Askill, J. JS Lee, JW Anderson, Louise Gray, Mark Fast, Mary Katrantzou, Michael Lewis, Michael Van Der Ham, Peter Pilotto, Sykes and Yang Du.
Congratulations one and all (the hostelries of Dalston will no doubt be ringing with the sound of popping champagne corks already!) Now we’re feeling the tingle of anticipation for September already!
- Naomi Attwood