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London just wrapped its first-ever stand-alone menswear shows; menswear had previously been relegated to a single day after the women's RTW shows fini
A big congrats to Henry Holland, Louise Gray, Mary Katrantzou and James Long (the sole menswear designer) who have just been announced as the recipients of the British Fashion Council's Fashion Forward scholarship. Long is the first menswear designer to receive the award. Each designer will receive financial and 'business' support for two consecutive seasons to show at London Fashion Week. Last year Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff, and Todd Lynn took home the prize.
Smack in the middle of Men's Fashion Week, the British Fashion Council has announced its NEWGEN menswear class of Spring 2011. Much like the womenswear recipients, announced June 10, the ten designers will be afforded the opportunity to show their Spring 2011 collections at London Fashion Week this September. And along with £5,000 – £10,000 towards their show costs, they'll receive free exhibition space, usage of the BFC catwalk and mentoring. Christopher Shannon, James Long, and JW Anderson will use stage runway shows; Carolyn Massey, Lou Dalton, and Sibling will do presentations; and Christopher Raeburn, James Small, Katie Eary, and Omar Kashoura will create installations.