BFC Foundation reveals its support program for 2022
by Modem – Posted May 05 2022
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The BFC Foundation, reveals its 2022 support program, including scholarships and talent support schemes BFC Newgen, BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund, BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund and BFC Fashion Trust.

The BFC Foundation this year is able to support 35 designers and a number of students through financial support grants and mentoring.

BFC Newgen
23 emerging designer brands are selected for the BFC Newgen scheme, which is awarded annually to ready-to-wear and accessories designers, offering them financial support, showcasing opportunities and mentoring.
The 2022/23 Newgen recipients are: Ahluwalia, Ancuța Sarca, Asai, Bethany Williams, Chet Lo, Conner Ives, Di Petsa, Eftychia, Feben, Harri, Helen Kirkum, Labrum London, Leo Carlton, Masha Popova, Nensi Dojaka, Paolo Carzana, Robyn Lynch, Roker, S.S. Daley, Saul Nash, SinÉad O’dwyer, Stefan Cooke, and Yuhan Wang.

BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund
The winner of the BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund this year will be announced during London Fashion Week in June.
Clothsurgeon, LYPH, Nicholas Daley, and Olubiyi Thomas are the shortlisted designers for the 2022.

BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund
The BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund will reward Richard Quinn, selected among designers shush as Chopova Lowena, Completedworks, E.L.V. Denim, Neous, Nicholas Daley, Richard Malone, and Tove by a panel of experts chaired by Rush and British Vogue editor in chief Edward Enninful. Quinn will receive a £200,000 cash prize

BFC Fashion Trust
It supports projects that enable brands to think strategically and accelerate sustainable growth through finance, business support, and pro-bono legal services. Grant money relates to a defined project that will be delivered within a set period. Completedworks, E.L.V. Denim, Neous, Richard Malone, Supriya Lele, Tove, and Wales Bonner are the brands that receive this opportunity this year.

In the financial year 2021/2022, the BFC remitted over £1.3m in funds to designers and scholars. £932,500 was paid by the BFC Foundation as part of the BFC’s grant giving initiatives including scholarships and talent support schemes BFC NEWGEN, BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund, BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund and BFC Fashion Trust; over £400,000 was paid to designers through brand partnership collaborations secured by the BFC.

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Photo: Richard Queen FW 22 @ Richard Queen Official IG Account

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