The British Fashion Council’s (BFC) international design initiative LONDON show ROOMS will this season take London’s leading emerging fashion talents to Paris and to New York, in partnership with Centre for Fashion Enterprise, to increase their presence and develop their businesses internationally.
LONDON show ROOMS will open in Paris from 5th – 12th March and from March 23rd – 24th in New York. Centrally located in both cities it will be situation in 1er Arrondissement at JTM Gallery, 40 Rue Richelieu, in Paris and at the Soho Grand, West Broadway in New York. The showroom is a partially subsidised space for designers to sell their collections with the support of International marketing, media & sales advisers. Sarah Mower, the British Fashion Council's Ambassador for Emerging Talent, and chair of the NEWGEN selection committee, will host an opening event at each showroom welcoming media and buyers.
Caroline Rush, CEO (Joint) of the BFC, comments “London show Rooms in Paris has been successfully running for three seasons and this season will also be in New York partnering with Centre for Fashion Enterprise. It will give our best young designers the means to further their global business profile.”
“CFE teaming up with the British Fashion Council and their London show Rooms initiative on its fourth New York press event is a signal to buyers, the finance community and manufacturers that these designers are respected, well supported and mean business” adds Wendy Malem, Director, Centre for Fashion Enterprise.
Designers selected to participate have received sponsorship through one of the British Fashion Council’s designer support schemes: NEWGEN supported by Topshop and Fashion Forward sponsored by Coutts & Co or are at the Centre for Fashion Enterprise or part of independent talent showcase Fashion East.
LONDON show ROOMS in Paris headliners include:
Private Room 1
Private Room 2
House of Holland
Private Room 3
MFP - MariaFrancescaPepe
Emilio De La Morena
Chau Har Lee
Michael van der Ham
LONDON show ROOMS in New York include:
JEAN PIERRE BRAGANZA
MARIA FRANCESCA PEPE
The Paris showroom will be open from 10am until 7pm, 5th – 12th March 2010 at JTM Gallery, 40 Rue Richelieu, Paris 75001 (+33 (0) 147 030960).
The New York showroom will be open, 23rd – 24th March 2010 at the Soho Grand hotel, 310 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013-2225 (+1 212 965 3000). It will be held in partnership with the Centre for Fashion Enterprise.
LONDON show ROOMS is supported by UK Trade and Investment (which in London is part financed thorough the European Regional Development Fund) and the London Development Agency.
General information on LONDON show ROOMS and buyers please contact:
Barbara Grispini, British Fashion Council
Tel: +44 (0) 7765 000 224
For international press enquiries regarding LONDON show ROOMS please contact:
Katie Manderson, British Fashion Council
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7759 1988 / +44 (0) 7884 435 982
For Centre for Fashion Enterprise enquiries and press contact:
Katri Salminen, Centre for Fashion Enterprise
Tel + 44 (0) 207 514 7659