Underwritten by Topshop, the British Fashion Council's NEWGEN scholarship endows four emerging designers each season to put on a runway show. Spring/Summer 2011's recipients were announced today, and included David Koma, Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou, Michael van der Ham and Peter Pilotto. Craig Lawrence and Louise Grey will each hold a presentation.
Along with £5,000 - £10,000 towards their show costs, the winners receive free exhibition space, usage of the BFC catwalk and mentoring.
I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with several of these designers--and their clothes--this past March, so it's great to hear that they'll have a place to show off their work at London Fashion Week this fall.