The British Fashion Council Fashion Trust announces its 2018 grant recipients

BRITISH Fashion Council Fashion Trust has announced eight recipients of its 2018 grant. The initiative offers business support to British-based designers with the aim of promoting the art of fashion design for the benefit of the public. Through financial grants, mentoring and funding to provide traineeships to graduates, this charitable initiative curated development of 42 designers, awarding over £2m since its inception in 2011.

This year, the Fashion Trust awarded grants totalling £380,000 to three new designers: Aries, Nabil Nayal and Teija; in addition to previous recipients who will continue to receive mentoring and funding this year: Marques’ Almeida, Mother of Pearl, Palmer//Harding, Rejina Pyo and Sharon Wauchob.

Council Fashion Trust 2018 grant recipients

The recipients were chosen by the Co-chairs Tania Fares and Sian Westerman, along with the British Fashion Council and the Fashion Trust Advisory Committee, for their exceptional effort and development in the areas around e-commerce, sustainability, production and wholesale expansion. Designers will also benefit from  legal advice from Taylor Wessing, digital training from Google, as well as mentoring on sustainability and industry best practice from Livia Firth and her team at Eco-Age.

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations, is the official partner of BFC Fashion Trust since 2017. Their support allows the Fashion Trust to run a Graduate Traineeship Programme, which offers graduates 12-month paid placements, gaining insight and experience with a British based designers such as E.Tautz, Erdem or JW Anderson.

by Olga Kuznietsova

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