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BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund

the first funders of bfc/vogue designer fashion fund. full credits below.

The Fund was launched by BFC Chairman Harold Tillman in September 2008 as a legacy project for the BFC’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Those supporting The Fund are Burberry, Debenhams, Harrods, LF Europe, Marks & Spencers, Paul Smith, Topshop, Clothing at Tesco and Vogue.

The Fund provides one British based designer with £200,000 and access to high level mentoring support - additional awards of mentoring and business support may be allocated to finalists at the judging panel’s discretion.

The aim of The Fund is to assist talented British designers with the potential for commercial growth to start making the transition from a developing creative business to a global fashion brand.

In order to be eligible for this scheme, designers must have an established business based within the UK. They must have UK and international stockists and support from key media. The winner must demonstrate a clear vision for their business and how The Fund will contribute to their growth with a focus on creating a global brand.

For further information please contact:
Marcos Eleftheriou
Somerset House,
London WC2R 1LA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7759 1999

Image credits
Seated from left: Christopher Bailey, Burberry; Marigay McKee, Harrods; Harold Tillman, BFC and Jaeger / Aquascutum; Alexandra Shulman, Vogue; Carol Bagnald, HSBC; Kate Bostock, Marks and Spencer; Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, TONI&GUY.
Standing from left: Angela Ahrendts, Burberry; Sir Paul Smith; Nicholas Coleridge, Condé Nast; Sir Philip Green, Arcadia Group; Michael Sharp, Debenhams; Terry Green, Clothing at Tesco; Bill Giouroukos, Westfield Shopping Towns; James Tarbuck, TONI&GUY.

With thanks to The Sanderson hotel for providing the location for the shoot - The Apartment, The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, London.

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