newgen announce designers for autumn/winter 16
Ashley Williams and Ryan Lo will have catwalk shows and six other young London designers will give presentations at London Fashion Week in February.
The British Fashion Council have announced the eight emerging London designers who will receive NEWGEN support to show their autumn/winter 16 collections on-schedule at London Fashion Week in February 2016.
Ashley Williams and Ryan Lo return to the catwalk, and are joined on the line-up by Claire Barrow, Faustine Steinmetz, Molly Goddard, Danielle Romeril, Sadie Williams, and Marta Jakubowski, who will show their collections in a static presentation.
Recent Westminster graduate Roberta Einer has been announced as the NEWGEN One-To-Watch for this season, following in the footsteps of Faustine Steinmetz and Marta Jakubowski, who have gone on to receive full NEWGEN sponsorship.
"Thanks to the sustained support from Topshop and Sir Philip Green NEWGEN has been London's prime generator of exciting talent for over a decade," says Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and Chair of the NEWGEN selection committee. "The long-term pattern of success was again readable at this year's British Fashion Awards, where former 'graduates' J.W.Anderson, Erdem, Mary Katrantzou, Thomas Tait and Jordan Askill swept the board," she continues, adding, that, "Emerging Talent nominations were also won by Molly Goddard and Faustine Steinmetz, who are still in the NEWGEN scheme, and will return with their remarkable presentations in February".