Tuesday, November 3, 2009
British Fashion Council Launch New Designer Project in Association with British Vogue
The British Fashion Council (BFC) and British Vogue magazine have joined forces in a new project to support fashion’s future global stars.
The BFC Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, launched today, Tuesday, November 3rd, will provide one British-based designer with £200,000 and high-level mentoring support to build his or her business on the international stage. The scheme is similar to the Vogue/CFDA (Council of Fashion designers of America) fund, pioneered by American Vogue’s Anna Wintour, which was established in 2003, and has boosted the careers of Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, and Rodarte.
Applicants who wish to be considered for the new BFC Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, must be UK-based, have an established business, international stockists and a strong media profile. They must also demonstrate a clear vision of how winning the £200,000 would contribute to the growth of their name as a global brand.
Harold Tillman will be the chair of the fund and Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue, will chair the inaugural judging panel.