Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Erdem wins first BFC/Vogue fund

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London-based designer Erdem has won the inaugural BFC / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund which comprises a sum of £200,000 and access to director level mentors across the industry, in a bid to nurture London's design talent and assist in developing their businesses.

The Candian-born creative is the first ever recipient of the award, which also shortlisted designers Christopher Kane, Nicholas Kirkwood and Clements Ribeiro. - Via Fashion United

"I am thrilled to be the winner of the BFC Vogue Fashion Fund. It is an honor. The prize will help us to take our business to the next level. It is so integral for us to be showing in London and the support of the BFC and Vogue will allow us to grow our business internationally. It is such exciting time for us." - Erdem Moralioglu

The BFC will develop a bespoke mentoring programme tailored specifically to assist Erdem Moralioglu’s in achieving his business goals for the next twelve months with the aspiration that the network developed during this year will endure throughout his career as he makes the transition from a developing creative business into a global fashion brand.

Erdem was selected for this award based on the label’s strong design signature and clear vision for the immediate development and growth of his business. Eight designers were shortlisted by a panel of representatives of Fund sponsors. All of those shortlisted were then invited to present their collections and future plans to the judging panel of Fund sponsor representatives and industry experts chaired by Alexandra Shulman, Editor of British Vogue. All of those shortlisted will have access to support from the mentoring panel either directly or through Marigay McKee, Harrods Director of Fashion and Beauty who will chair the mentoring panel.


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