Sunday, July 3, 2016

Having been lucky enough to work with luxury fashion e-tailer Far Fetch (Far Fetch is home to more than 400 independent designer boutiques and global brands, which you can shop to your heart's content!) on several occasions, I was delighted to hear they have now become an official partner of the British Fashion Council trust. If you're unaware of what the BFC trust is, it's a charitable organisation offering opportunities to up and coming budding designers hoping to make a name for themselves within the fashion industry. Founded in early 2011 by co-chairs Tania Fares and Kim Hersov, alongside the Fashion Trust Committee the organisation provides hopeful designers with business support through mentoring and financial awards to assist in the promotion of the art and business of fashion. 

This year alone, the trust has awarded grants totalling £350,000 to 12 lucky designers; some of whom you may already have even heard of! Those include Eudon Choi, Fyodor Golan, Gareth Pugh, Hillier Bartley, Holly Fulton, Huishan Zhang, Marques'Almeida, Palmer/Harding, Phoebe English, Prism, Reijina Pyo and Sibling. 
Previous recipients of the trust fund have used this to contribute towards the development of stores, website/e-commerce and the production of pre-collections. 

"Once again we are delighted to support these talented designers for the year ahead. British fashion is globally recognised for its energy and originality which is why supporting the industry at grass roots is as vital as ever. These designers represent the future of the British fashion industry and we hope the Fashion Trust will further advance their position as global brands of the future." 
                                            - Tania Fares, Kim Hersov 
                                                                   (Co-chairs for the BFC trust)

"We are so pleased to be supporting this extremely talented group of designers alongside the BFC Fashion Trust. We recognise how important it is to be supporting and nurturing design talent throughout the growth of their brand and hope that our team of experts advising on digital, e-commerce and global market expansion will prove invaluable to the development of each of them."    
                                         - Josè Neves 
                                                                   (CEO & Founder of FarFetch)

This year's lucky designers!

For further information about the trust, applicant eligibility and the application process, please visit here


What are your thoughts on Far Fetch partnering with the BFC?!

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