LONDON — David Koma, Holly Fulton and J.W. Anderson are among 15 London-based designers to receive the British Fashion Council’s NewGen sponsorship for the autumn 2012 season.
The awards are backed by Topshop and help the designers to stage catwalk shows and static presentations during London Fashion Week, which runs from February 17 to 22.
Koma, Fulton and Anderson — along with J.JS Lee, Michael van der Ham, and Simone Rocha — have all won catwalk sponsorship, while Christopher Raeburn and Thomas Tait have been awarded funds for presentations.
Knitwear brand Sister by Sibling and Nasir Mazhar have won the installation sponsorship, while five other talents, including James Long and Tim Soar, have received the exhibition sponsorship.
“The coming season marks Topshop’s 10th anniversary of supporting NewGen. We’re proud to have been part of the scheme… We look forward to providing ongoing support to London’s design talent over the next 10 years and beyond,” said Mary Homer, managing director of Topshop.
Previous NewGen winners include Lee Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh.