The six finalists were tasked with designing a six-look merino wool collection with a “less is more” approach.
The accolade comes with a 200,000 pound cash prize.
In an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his cabinet, designers, fashion, beauty and media figures said the new rules are breaking once-healthy businesses.
Virgil Abloh, Prabal Gurung, Bethany Williams and Christian Siriano spoke to WWD about how fashion can be a motor for social change.
Designers here are on edge — about business and trade in a post-Brexit economy, the environment — and more conflict in the world.
“A New Awareness,” was organized by Vogue’s Sara Sozzani Maino, who brought on board 10 Corso Como, Fashion Revolution Italy, Politecnico di Milano School of Management and WRAD Living.
The BFC touted the talents on Tuesday at The Royal Academy of Arts in London.
South Africa’s Thebe Magugu and Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize are among the eight finalists competing for a grand prize of 300,000 euros.