A buffer for British designers

Yesterday marked an important moment for homegrown designers, as the British Fashion Council allocated a series of NEWGEN MEN catwalk bursaries to ten budding menswear talents.

James Long, JW Anderson and Christopher Shannon each received the top level of sponsorship, affording the three designers a unique opportunity to put on a runway show at the BFC headquarters and, perhaps more importantly, the BFC will provide them with valuable business support alongside a hefty injection of cash.

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Carolyn Massey, Lou Dalton and SIBLING have each been sponsored to put on a presentation at the BFC headquarters, while Christopher Raeburn, James Small, Katie Eary and Omar Kashoura came out top in the installation category. Who said the British fashion industry was frugal?