Wednesday 6th April

| BY Jack Moss

Meet The NEWGEN Men Recipients For SS17

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The number 10 has a certain je ne sais quoi to it, non? Clearly the British Fashion Council agree, announcing this morning the ten designers who will receive NEWGEN Men sponsorship for SS17. Which means yes, they get fabulous mentorship and ya-di-ya-da but more importantly, they receive a big old bag of cash for which to realise their wildest fashion dreams. Lover-ly. This season, the class of 2017 includes three new faces – Grace Wales-Bonner, Phoebe English and Kiko Kostadinov. They will join the menswear designers who’ve shown previously – Alex Mullins, Bobby Abley, Cottweiler, Craig Green, Diego Vanassibara, Liam Hodges and Pieter. Sadly, it also means that we must bid adieu to Agi & Sam, Astrid Anderson and Nasir Mazhar who have graduated from the scheme, moving on to big things we are sure. Good luck to all the designers past and present!

Photograph by Jason Lloyd-Evans, backstage at Liam Hodges AW16

www.britishfashioncouncil.co.uk