BFC names 2018 grant recipients, Aries, Nabil Nayal, and Teija are new names
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has named the eight designers benefitting from its charitable initiative BFC Fashion Trust for 2018. It said Aries, Nabil Nayal, and Teija are the trio of newcomers who will have a share of the £380,000 that is available in grants.
Meanwhile Marques' Almeida, Mother of Pearl, palmer//harding, Rejina Pyo, and Sharon Wauchob are the previous recipients who will continue to receive mentoring and funding this year.
The Fashion Trust was founded seven years ago to offer selected British-based designers mentoring and financial support “to promote the art and business of fashion.”
The philanthropic programme is developed in partnership with co-chairs Tania Fares and Sian Westerman, along with the BFC, and the Fashion Trust Advisory Committee. The winners also get international expertise and guidance from Fashion Trust official partner HSBC, as well as legal advice from Taylor Wessing, digital training from Google, and mentoring on sustainability and industry best practice from Livia Firth and her team at Eco-Age. Revlon is also a 2018 Campaign Partner so presumably there will also be a beauty aspect to the advice the recipients receive this time.
In addition to the grant awards, the BFC Fashion Trust Founder Patrons also support a Graduate Traineeship Programme which offers graduates 12-month paid placements with a British-based designer.
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