The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced eight of London’s menswear talents who will receive sponsorship from the designer support initiative, Newgen Men sponsored by Topman. The Catwalk, Presentation and Exhibition sponsorship for Autumn/Winter 2013 went to Christopher Raeburn, Lee Roach, Shaun Samson, Sibling, Martine Rose and Matthew Miller, Bunney and William Richard Green.
All recipients will receive business support and the opportunity to show their AW13 collection on the catwalk in an exhibit during London Collections: Men, 7th – 9th January 2013, which is a three day dedicated menswear showcase, promoting the breath of London’s menswear, style and culture to a global audience.
Tim Blanks, a member of the British Fashion Council's Menswear Committee, said “Each of these names brings a very distinct aesthetic to mind, all radically different. But if I had to tease out a common thread, I'd say it was unconventionality.”