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The British Fashion Council yesterday announced which designers are to be the recipients of the NEWGEN MEN support for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2016 season.
 
The winners of NEWGEN MEN were announced at an event held at Soho House, co-hosted with Grey Goose. Joe McCanta, Grey Goose’s Global Ambassador, created cocktails especially for the event.
 
The 12 designers to receive the support are Bobby Abley, Cottweiler and PIETER as well as previous recipients Agi & Sam, Alex Mullins, Astrid Andersen, CMMN SWDN, Craig Green, Diego Vanassibara, Kit Neale, Nasir Mazhar and Vidur. Each designer will get financial backing, business guidance and the opportunity to showcase at London Collections: Men in the form of presentations, installations and fashion shows. 


 
The NEWGEN MEN initiative, which is sponsored by TOPMAN, was set up 6 years ago with the aim of supporting and nurturing London’s emerging menswear designers. The committee comprises members of the British Fashion Council, as well as key figures from the fashion industry such as Gordon Richardson from Topman, Fashion East founder Lulu Kennedy and Charlie Porter from the Financial Times. Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, commented: “NEWGEN MEN is globally recognised as an identifier of talent and celebrates an industry that is growing rapidly, providing much needed support for the emerging businesses that will one day sit at the helm of the menswear sector.”
 
The Spring/Summer 2016 collections will be shown during LC:M, which runs from 12th to 15th June this year.