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Talking Bout New Generation



New Generation Catwalk Designers autumn/winter 2006/07:


{mosimage}Gareth Pugh – Since showing under the Fashion East umbrella Pugh has been stunning the fashion pack with his unique blend of oversized creations. With Pugh you get the feeling that the restraints are off and you’ve entered a world of the weird and wonderful. From his ‘inflatable creatable’ installation to his illuminated design as seen in the HSBC ad, it’s easy to forget that Pugh has only been on the scene for the last few seasons. Under the New Generation sponsorship scheme Pugh will be showing solo for the very first time and there’s no doubt that we’ll all be in for a treat. Not one to get unnoticed the glossies can’t get enough of him, even style bible iD “champion his creativity and believe him to be a great, raw talent of the future.”





Richard Nicoll – Another Fashion East regular Richard Nicoll is known for his fabric manipulation – twists, gathers and pleats all make up his signature style. Think clean crisp fabrics draped on the stand to create sculptural contemporary designs. Nicoll graduated with an MA in womenswear from Central Saint Martins in 2002. A hit from the off his graduate collection was snapped up by Dolce & Gabbana. As with Pugh – this will be the first time that Nicoll will show under New Generation sponsorship. 






Basso & Brooke – Ever since winning the very first Fashion Fringe back in September 2004 there has been no holding back for this vibrant design duo. Since their much publicized win Bruno Basso & Christopher Brooke have maintained their level of high-octane camp glamour and kept those multi-print designs a-coming. Now showing under New Generation sponsorship for a second season it will be interesting to see what these two pull out of the bag next.







Sinha-Stanic – It just goes to show you don’t have to come first to make an impression. As the highly acclaimed runners-up of Fashion Fringe 2004 Sinha-Stanic, made up of Aleksandar Stanic and Fiona Sinha, have gained much support from inspired fashion players. Along with Basso & Brooke they were immediately taken on by Aeffe, the Italian luxury group, as well as gaining a great deal of press coverage for their modern and sophisticated designs.







c.neeon – Last September a new design duo made their mark on the London Fashion Week catwalk. Based in Berlin c.neeon comprises of Clara Kraetsch and Doreen Schulz. Their strong graphic prints and wearable designs have certainly caught Top Shop’s attention, not only have they sponsored them for a second season but they have stocked a c.neeon mini range in store.






Roksanda Illincic – Roksanda may have joined the Fashion Week schedule for the first time last year but she has been steadily building up her business since 2002. Last September she gained New Generation sponsorship for the first time but has also shown under Fashion East as well as presenting in Paris. Her designs play on proportion, colour and old school couture style. Vogue.co.uk said of Illincic: “With a reputation for creating fairytale dresses and voluminous, unique pieces, Roksanda has a unique, defining style that has made her one of London‘s cult labels.” 



New Generation Exhibition Designers autumn/winter 2006/07 includes:


Louise Goldin


Danielle Scutt


Kristian Aadnevik


Miki Fukai


Modernist (Fashion Fringe 2)


Erdem Moralioglu (Fashion Fringe 2)


Husan El Odeh


Avshalom Gur


Customer’s Own Property


Marios Schwab




Commenting on this seasons New Generation line-up was Jane Shepherdson, Brand Director of TopShop: “We’re proud of our New Generation sponsorship, which we have just renewed for another four seasons, and continue our commitment to supporting and developing emerging design talent on both a promotional and commercial basis. The New Gen line-up for this season is particularly impressive.”




By JoJo Iles


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