23 June 2010
Carolyn Massey awarded NEWGEN MEN for the third consecutive season:
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has today announced that ten of London's most exciting emerging menswear fashion design talents will receive sponsorship from its designer support initiative NEWGEN MEN sponsored by Topman. All recipients will receive business support, funding and the opportunity to use the official BFC venue to host either a catwalk show or, for the the first time, a presentation or an installation during London Fashion Week's (LFW) Menswear Day, on Wednesday 22nd September 2010.
Carolyn Massey will present her Spring Summer 2011 collection in The Portico Rooms of London's Somerset House.
Carolyn Massey selected by Vogue Italia Editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani, and Chairman of Milano Unica, Pier Luigi Loro Piana, to present at the On Stage project 2010:
Launched in 2009 to support new fashion talent, the On Stage project provides designers with an opportunity to collaborate with some of the most significant Italian textile companies. Through this project, Carolyn Massey will participate in a collective fashion show to showcase the designs created as part of this initiative. The presentation will take place on September 8th 2010 at the Milano Unica textile fair with styling from the team at prestigious publication, L'Uomo Vogue.
Carolyn Massey awarded NEWGEN MEN for the second consecutive season:
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has today announced the recipients of its designer support initiative NEWGEN MEN sponsored by Topman. New recipients Christopher Shannon and J.W. Anderson join inaugural recipients of NEWGEN MEN Carolyn Massey and James Long who will all receive showcase funding and the opportunity to use the official BFC show venue at Somerset House to show their collections during London Fashion Week's menswear day, on Wednesday 24th February 2010.
Carolyn Massey's quintessentially English designs and ability to push the boundaries whilst creating truly wearable pieces once again impressed the NEWGEN MEN Selection Committee made up of key opinion formers from media and retail. This season the panel included BFC CEO (Joint) and Panel Chair Simon Ward; Adam Kelly, Selfridges; Charlie Porter, Fantastic Man; Dylan Jones, GQ; Gordon Richardson, Topman; Jeremy Langmead, Esquire; Lulu Kennedy, Fashion East; Patrick Grant, Norton & Sons; Sarah Mower, Style.com / Vogue US and BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent; Stephen Ayres, Liberty; Terry Betts, Harvey Nichols; Tim Blanks, Style.com.
London Fashion Week's womenswear shows will run from Friday 19th February - Tuesday 23rd February 2010, and menswear collections will be shown on Wednesday 24th February. LFW will be located at Somerset House, The Strand WC2.
Carolyn Massey awarded NEWGEN MEN:
The British Fashion Council today announces the launch of its new designer support initiative NEWGEN MEN. Following in the footsteps of its sister scheme NEWGEN it will provide menswear designers with showcase funding and the opportunity to use the official BFC show venue at London Fashion Week's new home Somerset House. NEWGEN is sponsored by Topman.
Carolyn was selected from a panel of key opinion formers from media and retail including Charlie Porter from Fantastic Man, Gary Edgely from Selfridges, Gordon Richardson from Topman, Lulu Kennedy from Fashion East, Jeremy Langmead from Esquire and Terry Betts from Harvey Nichols.
Carolyn Massey selected as winner of the Reflect Forward Award 2009
Carolyn Massey has been announced as the first ever fashion designer to be awarded Craft Centrals Reflect Forward award.
The award consists of a grant to go towards researching in the archives of museums of her choice.
Massey has chosen the Museum of London, The National Army Museum, and The Museum of Eton Life, at Eton School.
"Carolyn's proposal to research historical garments whilst creating a cutting edge contemporary look sat really well with the Reflect Forward aim to enable designers to use museum collections as starting points for creating bold and fascinating new work"
Kate Osborn, Craft Central
The research and development will go on to form an exhibition at Craft Centrals gallery space in Clerkenwell in April 2009.