Today’s Fashion Round Up is a two parter with a heavy focus on those Sibling’s. The ones who actually are not related by blood, but by a love for all things made from wool, those ones!
They may have brought denim into their world for SS14, but it remains that Sibling and their sister label, Sister by Sibling are a knit focused brand. On Tuesday Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery were announced as the winners of the European leg of the International Woolmark Prize 2013.
From a group of ten shortlisted labels, judges including Style.com’s Tim Blanks and Angela Missoni (of the Italian brand) decided the trio should win. The prize is a financial contribution of $50,000 AUD, which will be put towards creating a capsule range from Merino wool.
The capsule line will be debuted at Milan Fashion Week in February, where the overall winner of the prize will be announced.
Next up Newgen. Earlier this week the British Fashion Council announced the SS14 womenswear recipients of the designer support initiative, sponsored by TopShop. Amongst them Sister by Sibling, receiving catwalk sponsorship alongside J.JS Lee, Lucas Nascimento, Marques’ Almeida and Simone Rocha.
Nasir Mazhar, 1205 and Sophie Webster each received presentation sponsorship, while Liam Fahy was given exhibition sponsorship.
The help from the BFC and TopShop is increasingly crucial to supporting and nurturing new talent in London, with many Fashion East alumni receiving sponsorship almost as a second step in their careers.
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