The London shows start on February 17 at an unprecedented time of uncertainty for the fashion industry. Unsurprisingly, change is on the agenda but there's also continuity and the return of some old faces to the event.
British based designers Huishan Zhang, Mother of Pearl, Osman, palmer//harding, Shrimps, Sophie Hulme and Toogood have been nominated for the 2017 BFC Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Winners will be announced 4 April.
Next year's British Fashion Council/Vogue Fashion Fund awards will crown -- not one, but three winners. The new format hopes to support up-and-coming designers by splitting the prestigious prize between emerging talents.
This September, the programme will support returning designers Ashley Williams, Danielle Romeril, Faustine Steinmetz, Marta Jakubowski, Molly Goddard, Ryan Lo, Sadie Williams and new recipient Paula Knorr.