LONDON — Liam Hodges has joined the roster of designers who will receive the British Fashion Council’s NewGen sponsorship, supported by Topshop, to showcase his fall 2016 collections at London Collections: Men to be held in January.
A Royal College of Arts graduate, Hodges showed his spring 2016 line as a part of Man, a Topman-sponsored initiative. He takes inspiration from hip-hop, funk and folk music. Known for his oversize aesthetic in knitwear and T-shirts, his designs have been worn by Drake, FKA Twigs and Big Sean.
The BFC revealed the twelve designers in April who will receive NewGen support — which include Bobby Abley; Cottweiler, designed by Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty; Pieter, designed by Sebastiaan Pieter; Agi & Sam; Alex Mullins; Astrid Andersen; Cmmn Swdn; Craig Green; Diego Vanassibara; Kit Neale; Nasir Mazhar, and Vidur.
Launched in 2009, NewGen men recipients receive the opportunity to showcase their collections, along with financial support and business mentoring, with the aim of building their businesses commercially.