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London Fashion Week Newgen winners announced

Designers David Koma, Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou, Michael Van Der Ham and Peter Pilotto have been awarded Newgen catwalk sponsorship to show at London Fashion Week.

In total, 21 brands have been awarded sponsorship to show in various different ways under under the British Fashion Council’s Newgen programme, which sponsors emerging designers to show at London Fashion Week.

In addition to the catwalk sponsorship, Newgen has sponsored two labels - Craig Lawrence and Louise Gray - to show in the event’s presentation spaces in which designers can host their own mini-catwalks and private shows.

Christopher Raeburn, Dominic Jones, Fannie Schiavoni and Yang Du were the recipients of Newgen installation space sponsorship, meaning they can host showroom-style displays for their collections.

Exhibition sponsorship was awarded to Atalanta Weller, Chau Har Lee, Christopher Raeburn, Craig Lawrence, David Koma, Dominic Jones, Fannie Schiavoni, Felicity Brown, Heikki Salonen, Holly Fulton, Jordan Askill, J. JS Lee, JW Anderson, Louise Gray, Mark Fast, Mary Katrantzou, Michael Lewis, Michael Van Der Ham, Peter Pilotto, Sykes and Yang Du.

The BFC’s joint chief executive Caroline Rush said: “Newgen is at the heart of the British Fashion Council’s talent identification, designer development and showcasing programme. This season we have a fantastic cross section of exciting, original and talented emerging designers who we’re confident will continue to strengthen London’s reputation as a creative capital.”

Previous Newgen winners include Alexander McQueen, Julien Macdonald, Matthew Williamson and Giles Deacon.

London Fashion Week runs from September 19 to 22 at Somerset House.

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