The British Fashion Council has added three new members to its board of directors: Dylan Jones OBE, Editor of British GQ and Chairman of London Fashion Week Men's, Founder and CEO of Farfetch, José Neves and CEO of the Guardian Media Group, David Pemsel.

"These are three strategic appointments, Dylan as the voice of menswear, an area of significant growth; David for his expertise in building international audiences through digital platforms and José a tech entrepreneur and retail disrupter," said current board member Dame Natalie Massenet. "All three are leaders in their field, innovators and strategists and will play significant roles in ensuring London leads in design, business, technology and communication in fashion."

"In my capacity as London Fashion Week Men's Chairman I have seen the British fashion industry grow year on year, confirming its place as one of the fashion capitals of the world," said Jones. "I look forward to continuing this growth alongside the board and ensuring London is not only known as the home of the best creative talent but also the place for fashion businesses to grow."

Meanwhile, Neves stated "I am very humbled and honoured to offer my contribution to this group and its mission", a sentiment shared by Pemsel who commented, "'I'm delighted to be joining the board of the British Fashion Council at such an exciting time."

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