The British Fashion Council has announced the 30th anniversary of its long-running BFC NEWGEN initiative.
Launching on 15th September 2023 to coincide with London Fashion Week, the exhibition REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion, is sponsored by Alexander McQueen. Guest curated by Sarah Mower MBE, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and Design Museum Senior Curator, Rebecca Lewin, the exhibition is scheduled to run until 11th February 2024.
BFC NEWGEN was established in 1993 to enable a group of designers, including the late Lee Alexander McQueen, to showcase their collections at London Fashion Week. The upcoming event aims to be one of the most comprehensive contemporary fashion exhibitions ever staged in the UK, acknowledging the work of 300 designers and featuring over 100 objects – from innovative and trailblazing garments to films, drawings and memorabilia.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating the influence and legacy of our NEWGEN initiative over the next twelve months. The impact that the initiative has had over the last three decades on homegrown British brands and the global fashion industry cannot be understated. We are grateful to McQueen for their support and look forward to recognising Lee Alexander McQueen alongside the 300-strong alumni of BFC NEWGEN recipients at the brilliant Design Museum this September., says Caroline Rush, BFC Chief Executive.
Over the past 30 years, NEWGEN has supported over 300 designers all at the beginning of their careers, alumni including Christopher Kane, Christopher Raeburn, Henry Holland, J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou, Molly Goddard, Roksanda, Simone Rocha, and Bianca Saunders, amongst other professionals.
Tickets for REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion will go on sale in June 2023. Through the support of multiple partners, the exhibition will raise funding for the BFC Foundation which supports the future growth and success of the British fashion industry, by focusing on education, grant-giving, and business mentoring.
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