Revealed: The BFC Vogue Fashion Fund 2015 shortlist
Mary Katrantzou, Osman, Michael van der Ham and more...
Emilia Wickstead, Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou, Michael van der Ham, Mother of Pearl, Osman and Sophia Webster have been announced as this year's BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund shortlist.
The seven British-based brands will compete for the top prize – a high-level 12-month mentoring programme as well as a £200,000 grant – designed to take their business to the next level.
According to the judging panel, which includes Caroline Rush, chief executive of the British Fashion Council (BFC); Topshop managing director Mary Homer; Browns founder and owner Joan Burstein; Naomi Campbell; Britain's First Lady Samantha Cameron and Victoria Beckham, the seven chosen designers are "in a strong position to develop into a global designer brand, and represent the best of London's thriving fashion talent."