After launching the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund in September 2013 (that The Style Examiner mentioned HERE), the British Fashion Council has announced the 2014 fund’s shortlist. Christopher Raeburn, Christopher Shannon, E. Tautz, Lou Dalton and Richard Nicoll are the five labels now in the running to win a £150,000 business development grant and benefit from a bespoke 12-month mentoring programme.
|Christopher Raeburn Autumn/Winter 2014/15 menswear|
Over the next two months, the designers from the shortlisted brands will participate in a mentoring programme developed by the British Fashion Council, where industry experts will provide guidance on business topics such as branding, leadership, commercial retail, e-tail and wholesale and digital innovation. They will then pitch their business plans to a judging panel in June 2014 when the winner of the Fund will be selected.
|Richard Nicoll Autumn/Winter 2014/15 menswear|
|Lou Dalton Autumn/Winter 2014/15 menswear|
Photographs courtesy of each designer featured