Christopher Kane, Erdem and Marios Schwab will receive British Fashion Council Fashion Forward Sponsorship for the third consecutive season


The scheme was established three years ago to provide funding for  talented emerging British designers. The second stage scheme was introduced to give a further tier of support for the most promising designers as they emerged from NEWGEN. The award consists of a financial prize to be used towards producing an on-scheduled catwalk show at London Fashion Week, along with access to business support 

London Fashion Week starts 18-22 with MENSWEAR Shows Wednesday 23rd September.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.