30 January 2013

Nicholas Kirkwood wins BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund

The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced Nicholas Kirkwood as the winner of this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. The prize, now in its fourth year, was established to further enhance the reputation of London’s rising stars and assist in the development of their businesses. The fund comprises of monetary prize of £200,000 and access to key senior level mentors across the UK fashion industry. The choice to award Nicholas was based on his and business partner Christopher Suarez’s professional three year plan and presentation at interview. The BFC will develop a bespoke mentoring programme tailored specifically to assist Nicholas to achieve his business goals for the next 18 months, with the aspiration that the network developed during this mentoring year will endure throughout his career as he makes the transition from a developing creative business into a global fashion brand. The five shortlisted designers Roksanda Ilincic, Mary Katrantzou, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto and Emilia Wickstead were chosen by a panel of representatives of Fund sponsors.
www.britishfashioncouncil.com/designerfashionfund / @bfc

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