This year’s shortlist includes fabric surgeons, LYPH and Olubiyi Thomas, all of whom have the opportunity to participate in a mentoring program through the BFC’s design initiative team, with access to specialists funding, industry expertise and advocacy services from Sheridans. The BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Foundation is generously supported by Clearpay, the BFC said in a press release.
Chaired by Caroline Rush CBE, chief executive officer, BFC and Adam Baidawi, chief content editor, GQ UK and deputy global editorial director, GQ, the jury included representatives from corporate backers and industry experts including Damien Paul, head of menswear purchasing, MatchesFashion; Laurent Malecaze, CEO, Dunhill; Laura Yeomans, market development manager, Clearpay UK; Leah Abbott, Stylist; Samuel Ross, 2019 winner of the BFC/GQ designer fashion fund and founder, A-Cold-Wall; Tan Phap, fashion designer, television personality and author; Teo van den Broeke, style & grooming director, British GQ; Yinka Ilori, multidisciplinary artist.
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has honored Nicholas Daley, founder of Nicholas Daley, as the winner of the 2022 BFC/GQ designer fashion fund. Daley will receive a 12-month senior business mentoring programme, backing legal services from Sheridans and a £150,000 cash award. The BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Foundation is part of the BFC Foundation.
The BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund is part of the BFC fund that supports the growth and future success of the UK fashion industry by focusing on three areas: education, funding and business mentoring. active fashion business and institute.
“Nicholas Daley is a phenomenon. He brought to life a vision of menswear that was entirely his own. In addition to his frenzied and dizzying design talents, Nicholas has a gift for curation, bringing together a diverse collection of collaborators and influencers to create a truly contemporary brand. We couldn’t be more proud to honor him,” Adam Baidawi, chief content editor, GQ UK and vice president of global editorial, GQsaid in a statement.
“I am honored to receive this award and I would like to thank GQ, BFC and the industry jury for choosing me as this year’s winner. The sponsorship and mentorship program will support me to continue to grow my brand in the future,” Daley speak.
“With a continued emphasis on community, craft and culture, and cementing its position in the heart of London society, Daley is a menswear brand that explores the intersection of fashion, music and art in new and interesting ways. With a futurist approach, Daley challenges fashion decoding through presentations, live performances, and films. He’s a breath of fresh air and we’re excited to see what the brand continues to achieve in the future.” Caroline Rush CBE, CEO of BFCspeak.
Fiber2 fashion news desk (GK)