Date Posted: Tuesday 13th February 2018
British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the shortlisted designers for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2018. The Fund has a number of generous supporters and is delighted to receive the generous support of China’s largest retailer, JD.com, for the first time in 2018.
Established in 2008, The Fund aims to discover new talent and accelerate growth over a twelve-month period through mentoring and awarding a cash prize of £200,000. This year’s applications were encouraged from all over the UK, with many not shortlisted put on the radar of the high-profile industry judging committee for the first time.
This year’s judging committee is chaired by Edward Enninful OBE, Editor of British Vogue. The committee comprises of experts from across the fashion industry: Caroline Rush CBE, British Fashion Council; Erdem Moralioglu, ERDEM; Gemma Metheringham, Label/Mix; Helen David, Harrods; Jourdan Dunn, model; Maria Hatzistefanis, Rodial; Sarah Manley, Burberry; Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent & Vogue Runway; Paul Price, Topshop and Xia Ding, JD.com.
In 2017 the Fund was shared between two recipients, Mother of Pearl and palmer//harding. For its 10th year anniversary the Fund returns to its original format to award one winner and help bring new knowledge to designer businesses and the finance put towards a full time or consultant team member but also to advise on areas such as accountancy, merchandising, business strategy, international growth, retail and e-commerce.
British Fashion Council (BFC) in 'Brands'