The British Fashion Council has just announced the recipients of the BFC Trust: a £215000 grant and mentoring initiative, split between industry favourites to allow them to break into the mainstream.
The Fashion Trust is a British Fashion Council charitable initiative founded in February 2011 to offer business support to British based designers through financial grants, mentoring and a graduate traineeship programme.
Today we bring you the top 5 fashion designers, take a look!
Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason are from Germany and Iceland respectively, but settled in London in 2008 to establish their label Ostwald Helgason.
Craig Green exploded onto the scene in 2013 with a fearless collection, presented as part of Topman and Fashion East’s MAN initiative at London Collections.
Jackie JS Lee
Jackie JS Lee was born in South Korea and moved to the UK in 2009 to study womenswear at Central Saint Martins. Her back-to-basics tailoring recalls the sport-inspired simplicity of recent collections by Phoebe Philo and Alexander Wang, an aesthetic which has quickly made her one of the hot tickets at London Fashion Week.
Simone Rocha has nimbly dealt with Famous Parent Syndrome by focusing on quality and detail in order to build a sustainable brand. Rocha studied for a BA in fashion from The National College of Art & Design in Dublin, completing a masters at Central Saint Martins in 2010. Rather than taking advantage of her fashion legacy to run before she can walk, Rocha carefully reinterprets classic elements in an innovative way and her hard work has truly paid off.
1205 – Paula Gerbase
Central Saint Martins graduate Paula Gerbase has expressed that she originally intended to study architecture and this attention to structure visual impact is evident throughout her work. After spending five years as head designer of Savile Row tailor Kilgour, she started her label 1205.
Britain has a lot to offer in culture, football, art and definitly fashion! With talented young people and these fashion events, British fashion is becoming more and more popular all over the world!
SEE ALSO: A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PHILLIPPE STARCK