The British Fashion Council announces the first recipients of the BFC Foundation Fashion Fund
The British Fashion Council has just announced the first recipients of the BFC Foundation Fashion Fund, set up to offer support to British creatives during this serious crisis. They have been selected thirty-seven designers who received a series of grants from the £ 1m emergency fund. A part of this fund was also intended for students.
The selected designers are: Alighieri (Fashion Designer Fashion Fund 2020), 16Arlington, Ahluwalia, Aries, Art School, Bethany Williams, Bianca Saunders, Chalayan, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY (Fashion Designer Fashion Fund 2020), Chopova Lowena, Craig Green, David Koma (Fashion Designer Fashion Fund 2020), E. Tautz, E.L.V. Denim, Edeline Lee, Eftychia, Halpern (Fashion Designer Fashion Fund 2020), King & Tuckfield, Kwaidan Editions, Liam Hodges, Matty Bovan, Metier (Fashion Designer Fashion Fund 2020), Nabil Nayal, Neous, Nicholas Daley, palmer // harding, Paper London, Paria Farzaneh, For Götesson, Phoebe English, Raeburn, Rejina Pyo (Fashion Designer Fashion Fund 2020), Richard Malone, Richard Quinn, Roksanda, Stefan Cooke, Toogood.
In addition, the BFC / Fashion Designer Fashion Fund was equally divided among the six finalists, Alighieri, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, David Koma, Halpern, Metier is Rejina Pyo, however, the evaluation procedure was completed.
Among the over two hundred requests received, the designers selected to receive these aids will receive support up to £ 50,000 and will have access to BFC Fashion Business Network which includes DLA Piper, Eco-Age, Farfetch, FashionEx, Google, HSBC, Instagram, Lewis Silkin, Lloyds, LVMH, Mishcon De Reya, RSM, Sheridans, Taylor Wessing, The Ellen MacArthur foundation, Value Retail and YouTube, together with some direct meetings with mentors.
All those who have not received support in this first round of aid from the British Fashion Council will be informed of future appointments.