New York, New York – January 11th 2017 – The British Fashion Council (BFC) announces the launch of its partnership with the luxury specialty retailer Barneys New York. A celebration of British Fashion’s creativity, innovation and individuality, Barneys’ Madison Avenue windows will be dedicated to British brands from 11th – 25th January 2017.
Tonight at Clement restaurant at The Peninsula New York on Fifth Avenue, Antonia Romeo, her Majesty’s Consul General in New York and Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council will host a dinner to celebrate British Fashion in New York and the launch of the Barneys windows.
The BFC Barneys window campaign sees established British brands merchandised alongside collections from young designers, supporting the British Fashion Council’s ethos of fostering growth in emerging talent.
The BFC and Barneys have collaborated to create windows which showcase the breath of British designer talent, supporting the BFC’s objective of supporting British designer businesses internationally. Designers include A-Cold-Wall*, Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, Alice Archer, Belstaff, Burberry, By Walid, Erdem, JW Anderson, Osman, Paul Smith, Saloni, Tabitha Simmons, Teija and Victoria Beckham.
Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council commented: “We are delighted with the opportunity to work with Barneys to promote our unique blend of emerging and established UK designers at this New York institution. This partnership underpins The British Fashion Council’s global objective to cement the presence of British design talent at luxury retailers worldwide.”
Daniella Vitale, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of Barneys added: “We have been so impressed with the way Natalie Massenet and Caroline Rush have built the British Fashion Council and placed well deserved attention and focus on the incredibly talented cadre of designers out of the UK. This was a long overdue celebration for us to thank the British Fashion Council for their important work, as well as this group of designers with whom we have built strong businesses and successful partnerships.”