NEWGEN Fall 2010 Exhibition Sponsorship Winners Announced

Atalanta Weller
Atalanta Weller

LONDON, Dec 10, 2009 / FW/ — Nineteen emerging designers were confirmed today by the British Fashion Council as the Fall 2010 winners of the BFC NEWGEN sponsorship, supported by Topshop.

The Exhibition sponsorship winners are: Atalanta Weller, Christopher Raeburn, Craig Lawrence, David Koma, Dominic Jones, Fannie Schiavoni, Holly Fulton, KTZ, Louise Gray, LP.BG, Maria Francesca Pepe, Mark Fast, Mary Katrantzou, Michael Lewis, Michael Van der Ham, Natascha Stolle, Peter Pilotto and Sykes.

Atalanta Weller
NEWGEN Fall 2010 winner (exhibition sponsorship)

After successfully graduating from Cordwainers College of London, Atalanta Weller has spent the past six years pushing the boundaries of fashion footwear, successfully creating unusual, yet always balanced and beautifully constructed shoes.

Since graduating, Atalanta has embarked on an extensive range of both apprenticeships and collaborations that have helped hone her avant-garde and futuristic style. After drawing on six years of experience with a number of companies ranging from Clarks to John Richmond, that has had a definite influence on her modern take on the classic shoe.

It is her unusual design sense that has helped build strong relationships with the London set and have further helped utilise collaborations with up and coming designers such as Gareth Pugh and House of Holland. It was this commissioning piece that won her much acclaim in design based publications, and named amongst Giuseppe Zanotti and Christian Louboutin as one of the world’s most progressive shoe designers, in London style bible i-D.

Christopher Raeburn
Christopher Raeburn

Christopher Raeburn
NEWGEN Fall 2010 winner (exhibition sponsorship)

Royal College of Art graduate Christopher Raeburn constructs high-end, innovative street wear from re-appropriated military fabrics. Raeburn sources his fabrics from de-commissioned military stock and re-designs to create ethically intelligent garments for the contemporary city dweller. All Raeburn garments are proudly remade in England.

Craig Lawrence
Craig Lawrence

Craig Lawrence
NEWGEN Fall 2010 winner (exhibition sponsorship)

Craig Lawrence is a knitwear designer based in London. He draws inspiration from his childhood in Ipswich, where nostalgia, decadence and decay meet amongst Britain’s seaside towns. Craig’s approach to knitting can only be described as extreme, reinventing this ancient craft through unexpected use of both materials and form.

Over the six seasons, all before graduating from Central Saint Martin’s, Craig produced knitwear for design icon Gareth Pugh. Lawrence’s other high profile collaborations include work with Levi’s as a Levi’s Original, with the Cassette Playa label, musician Patrick Wolf and for Alexander McQueen’s McQ internet campaign.

Craig Lawrence’s designs recently graced the limited edition cover of AnOther magazine as a showcase of Britain’s finest new fashion talent with actress Tilda Swinton as the cover model. Craig’s Autumn/Winter 09 collection saw him receive NEWGEN sponsorship for an exhibition and also marked his LFW catwalk debut as part of the “Blow Presents” schedule.

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