08 June 2011

David Koma S/S '11

It’s Graduate Fashion Week! And the good folks at the British Fashion Council have taken this timely moment to announce the winners of this year’s NEWGEN sponsorship – the brills body which has been supporting emerging fashion talent since 1993 (including now established labels like Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Giles Deacon and Richard Nicoll) and which has been sponsored by Topshop since 2001.

Last night, Grazia Daily popped to Tom’s terrace at Somerset House (just a taster for LFW S/S '12 in September – eek!) where the lovely Sarah Mower, the BFC ambassador for emerging talent announced the recipients of this year’s award – and it looks a little something like this...

Holly Fulton S/S '11

Catwalk sponsorship will go to David Koma, Holly Fulton, Louise Gray and Michael van der Ham, all of whom received sponsorship for A/W ’11. Presentation sponsorship winners are Christopher Raeburn and Craig Lawrence (both of whom have been supported this season) as well as Dominic Jones, Nasir Mazhar, and J.W. Anderson, making his first foray into womenswear.

Installation sponsorship for S/S goes to Jordan Askill and SISTER by SIBLING (again, the first time SIBLING have ventured into womenswear), whilst exhibition sponsorship will be provided for Felicity Brown, J. JS Lee, James Long, Palmer//Harding, Thomas Tait and Tim Soar Woman.

Grazia Daily cannot WAIT!

Alongside the womens designer sponsorship, NEWGEN MEN has been supporting menswear designers since 2009, and this year the recipients of the award, sponsored by TOPMAN, are Christopher Shannon and James Long for the catwalk on menswear day, J.W. Anderson, Lou Dalton and New Power Studio for the salon show presentation and Dr Noki, Katie Eary and SIBLING for installation sponsorship.

With only three months until LFW kicks off, Grazia Daily is suddenly very excited all over again….

- Alex Butt


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