London, England (CNS) – Nearly two dozen fashion designer businesses have been chosen to receive British Fashion Council New Gen sponsorship. The sponsorship is supported by Topshop and the chosen designers will be showing at London Fashion Week in February 2009.
The list, which was revealed by the British Fashion Council, includes eight designers who are receiving sponsorship for their catwalk shows, reports The Telegraph. It also includes three designers who will be making their runway debuts.
The five New Gen catwalk veterans are Danielle Scutt, House of Holland, Louise Goldin, Meadham Kirchhoff and Peter Pilotto, while the trio of newcomers are Mary Kratrantzou, Mark Fast and Nasir Mazhar.
The British Fashion Council established the New Gen scheme in 1993 and since then it has gained international recognition. Its alumni includes many great British designers such as Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Julien Macdonald, Boudicca, Giles Deacon, Jonathan Saunders and, more recently, Christopher Kane and Marios Schwab.
London Fashion Week for autumn/winter 09/10 takes place in the grounds of the Natural History Museum from February 20 to February 24 in 2009.