The BBC has recruited a team of 10 young people to create a collection that will be shown at London Fashion Week (LFW).
The BBC Your Label project will give the young people, aged between 15 and 22, funding to develop their first fashion collection. Their progress will be filmed for the BBC’s website and for the BBC2 on demand channel.
The collection will show on the catwalk at the next LFW, which runs from September 18-23 at Somerset House in central London. There will also be a diffusion line of T-shirts sold, with sales going to the BBC’s Children In Need charity.
The young team is being mentored by experienced commercial designers, including LFW regular Julian Roberts (pictured) and Irregular Choice designer Danny Sullivan.
There will be separate collections for men and women, both taking the same direction and showing under the WO/MAN label. Both are influenced by vintage clothing and extreme tailoring with a youthful edge.