Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey has announced the ten semi-finalists in the running for the coveted Fashion Fringe prize, whose previous winners have included Basso & Brooke, Erdem and most recently Fyodor Golan.
The London-based emerging talent platform, this year chaired by Bailey, offers its eventual winner a two year-development package comprising financial support, business advice, mentoring and an equipped London studio.This year’s semi-finalists, who have all submitted sketches of their proposed collections, will be whittled down to three later this month, with the selected trio working on their capsule collections during the summer and unveiling them at this September’s London Fashion Week.
“It has been truly inspiring to review the work of these incredibly bright and creative entrants – each and every one of them with such a strong expression and point of view,” explained Bailey.”I am so proud to be able to help nurture the next generation of visionaries who will be shaping the world of design in the future.”
The Fashion Fringe 2012 nominees:
Cornel Bolt (Cornel Bolt)
Dobrowolski Af Rosenborg (Heta Dobrowolski & Caroline af Rosenborg)
Dejan (Dejan Agatonovic)
Fischer (Nadine Fischer)
Haizhen Wang (Haizhen Wang)
Miyoko Kamijo (Miyoko Kamijo)
Raffaele Ascione (Raffaele Ascione)
Shu Ting Wang (Shuting Wang)
Teija (Teija Eilola)
Vita Gottlieb (Vita Gottlieb) – Yahoonews