J.W. Anderson and Simone Rocha Nab NewGen Sponsorship

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JW Anderson, Emerging Talent award winner, at the British Fashion Awards on Nov. 27th.

Congrats to Simone Rocha and JW Anderson, who were awarded the top prize by British Fashion Council’s NewGen sponsorship.

In an industry that is constantly reinventing itself, incoming talent is as good as gold.

Rocha and Anderson, who recently scored the coveted Emerging Talent award at the British Fashion Awards, are examples of such highly valued fresh talent/ fashion game changers.

As the highly-acclaimed equivalent of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, Anderson and Rocha will receive money to stage a runway show during London Fashion Week.

Other winners and newbie names to look for include, Paula Gerbase, footwear designer Liam Fahy, Maarten van der Horst, Palmer//Harding and Huishan Zhang, Sophia Webster, Christopher Raeburn, J JS Lee, Marques'Almeida, Nasir Mazhar, Sister by Sibling and Lucas Nascimento.

"The NEWGEN bar is set so high: to qualify, designers must prove their originality, excellence and openness to learning how to take first steps in businesses," BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent and chair of the NEWGEN selection committee Sarah Mower told Vogue U.K. "This season's winners are a snapshot of what London is now - a varied group of vivid individualists, from many countries. They're a brilliant reflection of the energy of a city which enables so many talents to settle and shine."