Bethany Williams is a star in the making. She’s the winner of the 2021 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, meaning Williams wins a £200,000 cash prize and bespoke mentoring to take her fledgling business to the next level.
Adidas Originals has launched its new collaboration collection with British label Wales Bonner. The SS21 offer builds on Grace Wales Bonner’s “exploration of the diasporic connections between Britain and the Caribbean”.
Black culture encountered British classicism again at Wales Bonner, where the leitmotif this season was the poetry of Derek Walcott, the Nobel Prize winner born on the small Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.
After an unusual 2020 strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the French luxury giant is relaunching its competition for young designers with a digital semi-final. Applications are open until 28 February.
The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM), French fashion’s governing body, has unveiled the menswear show calendar for January, and in a major coup it again includes Milan-based Jil Sander.
The BFC unveiled its newly-digital Fashion Awards on Thursday evening and instead of just replacing the usual live event with an online version, it changed the format to reflect the huge change happening in 2020.
Adidas launches the Wales Bonner collaboration — that was previewed during London Fashion Week back in January — this Friday. It’s the sports giant’s first collab with the designer and has a retro edge.