Established in 2008, The BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund aims to discover new talent and accelerate growth over a twelve-month period through mentoring and awarding a cash prize of £200,000.
For its 10th year anniversary in 2018, the Fund was awarded to Molly Goddard to help bring new knowledge and the finance to put towards a new team member and advisors on areas such as accountancy, merchandising, business strategy, international growth, retail and e-commerce.
The shortlisted designers for the 2019 fund include A.W.A.K.E. MODE, Alighieri, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, DAVID KOMA, NEOUS, REJINA PYO and WALES BONNER.
Since its inception, winners of The Fund include Erdem (2010), Christopher Kane (2011), Jonathan Saunders (2012), Nicholas Kirkwood (2013), Peter Pilotto (2014), Mary Katrantzou (2015), Sophia Webster (2016), Mother of Pearl & palmer//harding (2017) and Molly Goddard (2018).