Young British Designers Celebrated At Downing Street

Young British Designers Celebrated At Downing Street

On the eve of the first London Fashion Week since Brexit, the entire British fashion industry were called upon to celebrate an exclusive evening co-hosted by two female greats, British Prime Minister, Theresa May and British Fashion Council Head, Natalie Massenet at Downing Street.

The duo gathered a crowd of high-profile industry heads into one room with one specific objective in mind; to show united support of the British fashion industry and all its stands for in this country. Young British Designers was celebrated with furore for being a dedicated platform supporting British talent in such a stand out way.

The evening payed homage to young designers who were ‘recognised’ as Theresa May dug out rising stars from the crowd. Anyone supporting the cause was applauded including the founders of Young British Designers, a unique online distributor which discovers, mentors and showcases talent giving them a truly global platform for their creations. The business has launched some of Britain’s greats including Bionda Castana, Teija Eilola, Eudon Choi and Rejina Pyo, to name a few.

Theresa May spoke with gusto about how important fashion was to our economy (£28bn and rising) and how she was totally committed to working with the BFC and other business leaders to bring more young people from all backgrounds into the British fashion industry. Natalie Massenet hinted at challenges ahead following the recent political shift in Britain but spoke very positively about the future and how London Fashion Week was leading the way across the globe.

Founding partner of Young British Designers, Debra Hepburn says: “The event was hugely positive and a real celebration of the force of British fashion. At YBD we are really encouraged to hear of a new focus and energy on the people entering our industry and hope this in turn increases support for our emerging talent.”

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