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LONDON — David Koma, Holly Fulton, and Michael van der Ham have been awarded Fashion Forward support for two consecutive seasons from fall 2013. Fashion Forward is a British Fashion Council initiative for designers with developing businesses. It is sponsored by eBay Fashion and supported by the Mayor of London.
“David, Holly and Michael are three very worthy recipients,” said Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council. “We have seen them grow through the Newgen scheme, and are pleased to see their businesses progress to the next level of Fashion Forward sponsorship. We look forward to seeing their collections at London Fashion Week in February.”
Fashion Forward was launched in 2009, and the winners receive a monetary prize to assist in showing their collection as well as access to business support provided by the BFC. To be eligible, designers will either have progressed through Newgen, the Topshop-sponsored initiative that supports new talent, or be at a similar stage in their business.