SOPHIA WEBSTER, J JS Lee and Nasir Mazhar have each been awarded the Fashion Forward prize for autumn/winter 2014 and spring/summer 2015. The scheme offers a cash prize to put towards a catwalk show or presentation, as well as business support from the British Fashion Week.
“Jackie, Nasir and Sophia have come through the ranks and couldn’t be more deserving of this level of recognition,” said BFC chief executive Caroline Rush. “Each of them has a very distinctive design aesthetic; their visions are very different from one another. However, together they very much share the limelight that is shining on London right now.”
Fashion Forward was established in 2009 and aims to provide designers who have passed through Newgen or who are at a similar stage of their business. Previous graduates of the initiative include Mary Katrantzou, Henry Holland and David Koma.