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Liam Hodges to join NewGen Men line-up in January

Liam Hodges will join menswear designers Agi & Sam, Alex Mullins, Astrid Andersen, Bobby Abley, Cottweiler, Craig Green, Diego Vanassibara, Nasir Mazhar and Pieter on the list of NewGen Men recipients in 2016.

The designers will be supported to show their autumn 16 collections at London Collection Men in January.

NewGen Men, which is sponsored by Topman, was established in September 2009 and has previously supported designers including Christopher Shannon, JW Anderson, James Long, Lee Roach and Sibling.

As well as receiving showcasing opportunities, recipients are given financial support and business mentoring. The British Fashion Council, which organises LCM, is also working with DLA Piper, RSM and Shaw Walker Lees to provide legal, commercial and accounting advice for the designers.

“NewGen Men is widely recognised as a key incubator for talented young menswear designers,” said Caroline Rush, chief executive of the BFC. “Each of the 10 recipients uniquely represents the diverse and robust position of London and the UK within the global menswear market.”

Jason Griffiths, marketing director of Topman, added: “The calibre is second to none [this season] and I’m very much looking forward to seeing what our designers bring to the table during January’s LCM and reaffirming London as the hottest showcase on the menswear calendar.”

Liam Hodges graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2013. He was spotted by Lulu Kennedy ahead of his final show and put onto the Fashion East programme for spring 14. His spring 16 collection features graphic prints and jacquard detailing in a colour palette of black, white, teal and electric blue.

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