LONDON, Dec 14, 2010 / — The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced the names of 18 of London’s brightest emerging fashion design talents who have been selected to receive BFC NEWGEN sponsorship, supported by Topshop, to show at London Fashion Week in February 2011.

NEWGEN, established in 1993, is one of the world’s most internationally recognised talent identification schemes. Its alumni include Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Boudicca, Giles Deacon, Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab, Richard Nicoll, Erdem and Meadham Kirchhoff.

NEWGEN recipients for Autumn/Winter 2011 sponsored by Topshop are:

Catwalk sponsorship: David Koma, Holly Fulton, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou and
Michael van der Ham.

Presentation sponsorship: Christopher Raeburn, Craig Lawrence, JS Lee, JW Anderson
(film presentation) and Nasir Mazhar.

Installation sponsorship: Dominic Jones and Jordan Askill.

Exhibition sponsorship: Chau Har Lee, Christopher Raeburn, Craig Lawrence, David
Koma, Dominic Jones, Fannie Schiavoni, Felicity Brown, Heikki Salonen, Holly Fulton,
Jordan Askill, JS Lee, JW Anderson, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou, Michael van der Ham,
Nasir Mazhar, Thomas Tait and Yang Du.

NEWGEN is an internationally recognised showcase for the best emerging British fashion talent and is central to the British Fashion Council’s talent identification, designer development and showcasing programme. The scheme has become a key draw for the international fashion media and buyers attending London Fashion Week.

Topshop continues its support of the NEWGEN scheme for the 19th consecutive season, supporting London’s diverse young fashion designers to showcase to an international audience.

Topshop offers additional support to designers by providing show venues and commissioning special collections available during and beyond London Fashion Week. Topshop’s dedication to the support and growth of emerging talent remains unsurpassed.

London Fashion Week will run from Friday 18th February – Wednesday 23rd February 2011 and will be located at Somerset House, Strand WC2.