Above: David Koma SS13 collection


There are three very happy designers out there as recipients of the British Fashion Council's Fashion Forward support were announced today. Sponsored by eBay Fashion, the initiative promotes developing design talent in the capital, awarding three British womenswear designers the support to expand their businesses within London. The winners are: David Koma, Holly Fulton and Michael van der Ham.


The prestigious scheme awards a monetary prize and business support from the BFC, who will mentor the designers for the next two seasons starting from AW13, helping with their upcoming shows and collections.


The winners were chosen by a panel of industry veterans, including Paula Reed, Harvey Nichols, Osca Pinto and our very own Caroline Issa. Deserving winner, Holly Fulton shared her excitement, “It is projects such as Fashion Forward that enable UK designers to establish their businesses whilst fostering their creativity and I am thrilled my label has been chosen for this platform.”


The Fashion Forward winners will be at London Fashion Week in February where they will present their AW13 collections.


-Albany Bell


Michael van der Ham


Holly Fulton