DLA Piper mentors British Fashion Council NEWGEN MEN AW14 award winners

The British Fashion Council has announced the AW14 recipients of NEWGEN MEN sponsored by TOPMAN. The winners will receive funding, showcasing opportunities at London Collections: Men and tailored pro bono legal advice from DLA Piper, in partnership with the British Fashion Council.

The NEWGEN MEN programme is intended to assist emerging designers to grow their business and help raise their profile both in the UK and overseas. DLA Piper supports the initiative to provide business and mentoring advice to London’s brightest emerging menswear fashion talent.

The work will be undertaken by DLA Piper’s fashion, retail and design group, led by Ruth Hoy and Rebecca Kay, which comprises lawyers around the world, including fashion capitals such as London, Milan, Paris and New York, as well as developing hubs such as Istanbul, Hong Kong and Moscow.

The winners of NEWGEN MEN AW14 include current recipients Astrid Andersen, Matthew Miller, Agi & Sam, Lee Roach, Nasir Mazhar and Shaun Samson. New designers this season are Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund from designer label Common, footwear designer Diego Vanassibara and Kit Neale.