Menswear designers Lou Dalton and Sibling have been awarded Newgen Men catwalk sponsorship to show at the inaugural London Collections: Men.
In total six menswear designers have been awarded sponsorship to show in various different ways under the British Fashion Council’s Newgen Men programme, sponsored by Topman. The scheme promotes emerging designers, helping them show their collections for spring 13 at the menswear event running from June 15 to 17. The designers will also receive mentoring and support.
Christopher Raeburn, Martine Rose and Matthew Miller have all been awarded presentation sponsorship, with Andrew Bunney given sponsorship for an installation.
Newgen Men began in September 2009 and is now in its sixth season. The scheme helps raise the profile of emerging British designers and will use London Collections: Men as a dedicated platform for showcasing the design talent. Previous Newgen Men winners have included Carolyn Massey, Christopher Shannon, James Long, and J.W. Anderson.
Caroline Rush chief executive officer of the British Fashion Council, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting six of London’s emerging menswear talents this season, with special thanks going to Topman for their continued and on-going support of the Newgen Men initiative. This announcement kickstarts the countdown to the launch of our dedicated menswear showcase, London Collections: Men, and is the perfect opportunity to celebrate Britain as a leading force in menswear and capital of emerging talent.”