BY MARY NEALON

The British Fashion Council has announced this season’s ten NEWGEN MEN support recipients. Sponsored by TOPMAN, the program provides recipients support to showcase their Spring 2017 collections at London Collections Men this June, whether it be a runway show, presentation, or installation. Recipients of continued support include Alex Mullins, Bobby Abley, Cottweiler, Craig Green, Diego Vanassibara, Liam Hodges, and PIETER. First time recipients include Kiko Kostadinov, Phoebe English, and Wales Bonner. Designers Agi & Sam, Astrid Anderson, and Nasir Mazhar become alumni of the program this year.

London has always been known for its celebration of emerging talent, and NEWGEN MEN is a key part of the innovative identity of London Collections Men. All ten of this season’s designers represent what is so special about British menswear in their own way, and I am eager to see their collections in the spotlight this June. The mentoring and support that NEWGEN MEN provides is invaluable, and watching the progress that it encourages is always exciting.

- Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive of the BFC

NEWGEN MEN, which was established in September 2009, also provides financial support and business mentoring to recipients. Past recipients include Christopher Raeburn, Christopher Shannon, and J.W. Anderson. NEWGEN MEN has been and continues to be in integral part of raising awareness of emerging British menswear designers. Check out this season’s recipients below.


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ALEX MULLINS FOR ALEX MULLINS


By Kenneth Lam

By Kenneth Lam

BOBBY ABLEY FOR BOBBY ABLEY


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BEN COTTRELL & MATTHEW DAINTY FOR COTTWEILER


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CRAIG GREEN FOR CRAIG GREEN


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DIEGO VANASSIBARA FOR DIEGO VANASSIBARA


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KIKO KOSTADINOV FOR KIKO KOSTADINOV


Liam Hodges

LIAM HODGES FOR LIAM HODGES


By Josh Shinner

By Josh Shinner

PHOEBE ENGLISH FOR PHOEBE ENGLISH


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SEBASTIAAN PIETER FOR PIETER


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GRACE WALES BONNER FOR WALES BONNER