The British Fashion Council (BFC) has revealed that Emilia Wickstead, House of Holland, Mary Katrantzou, Osman, Peter Pilotto and Zoe Jordan have been shortlisted for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2014.
The BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, now in its fifth year, gives one designer a mentoring support programme over a 12 month period, and a £200,000 grant to help propel them to the next stage of their business.
The winner will be announced on January 28, 2014.
Erdem, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders and Nicholas Kirkwood have all won the fund in the past.
Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue and chair of the Fund committee, said: “I am very pleased with the names on this year’s shortlist. They are a group of considerable talent, demonstrating the wealth of ideas and creativity to be found in the fashion industry in the UK.”
Caroline Rush, chief executive of the BFC, said: “The strength of this year’s shortlist represents a generation of talent who are ready for the financial and mentoring support the Fund offers.”
The BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund is supported by Burberry, Tesco, Debenhams, Harrods, Paul Smith, Topshop and Vogue.