Prize Possessions: BFC Announces Winners, Shortlists for Emerging Talent Prizes

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LONDON — Ahead of an announcement this week of the winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, the British Fashion Council has been touting British talent, and the recipients of funding and support.
On Tuesday during an event at The Royal Academy of Arts, the BFC confirmed that it raised more than 2.3 million pounds in 2018 for its charities and business support initiatives. Of that figure, 1.1 million pounds will be allocated directly to designer businesses.
The remainder will go towards future-proofing the BFC designer charities in times of uncertainty, and toward marketing activity for all initiatives.
In the last year alone, the BFC said it increased the number of scholarships awarded by its Education Foundation from 11 to 21, and increased its financial commitment to students to more than 200,000 pounds.
During the morning, the BFC also announced a new round of NewGen sponsorship winners: Ahluwalia Studio, Art School, Asai, Bethany Williams, Bianca Saunders, Paria Farzaneh and Roker. One to Watch support has been awarded to Eftychia, who will be given exhibition space in the London Fashion Week Designer Showrooms in September.
NewGen sponsorship is awarded annually to women’s wear, men’s wear and accessories designers who will show at either London Fashion Week or

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