It’s that time of the year when the NEWGEN winners are announced. This award selects the most exciting, young designers, and assists them financially, creates international exposure and invaluable advice from mentors.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="550"] NEWGEN Winner, Simone Rocha[/caption]
This is a stellar year for talent, and the winners span the fashion editor’s darling, Simone Rocha, daughter of designer John Rocha, to recent Topshop collaborator J.W. Anderson; and shoe designer Sophia Webster, former assistant to Nicholas Kirkwood, to sought-after knitwear trio, Sister by Sibling. Each selected designer will be part of Topshop’s London Fashion Week space for A/W 2013 in February.
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="550"] NEWGEN Winner, Sophia Webster[/caption]
The Topshop sponsored award has seen many much loved home-grown designers as the past winners, from Christopher Kane to Holly Fulton, Dominic Jones to Mary Katrantzou. The award has really helped support up-and-coming talent in Britain and has put London once again on the international fashion map.