The Fashion Trust offers business support through financial grants, mentoring and funding to provide traineeships to graduates.

Grants and Mentoring

The Fashion Trust provides selected designers, whose applications are successful, with financial awards for key areas of business development and a tailored mentoring programme, delivered by the BFC’s Business Support Team and a global network of industry professionals. Grants are focused on sustainable business development and growth, together with employment creation. Mentorship covers finance, strategy, planning, IP, digital, merchandising and other areas relevant to small fashion businesses.

The application process and eligibility information with regards to the financial support can be found on the British Fashion Council website. 
 
Graduate Traineeship Programme 
 
Final year BA and MA graduates are invited to apply for a 12-month paid placement with a British based designer. The programme has the dual benefit of allowing graduates to gain insight and experience and for the designer’s business to benefit from additional support. 


Supported Designers: 

2018
Aries
Marques'Almeida
Mother of Pearl
Nabil Nayal
palmer//harding
Rejina Pyo
Sharon Wauchob
Teija 

 

2017
Edeline Lee
Eudon Choi
Fyodor Golan
Georgia Hardinge
Huishan Zhang
Isa Arfen
Marques'Almeida
Osman
Rejina Pyo
Sharon Wauchob
Teatum Jones

Graduate Traineeship Recipients
Christopher Raeburn
Emilia Wickstead
J.W.Anderson 
Peter Pilotto
Simone Rocha

2016
Eudon Choi
Fyodor Golan
Gareth Pugh
Hillier Bartley
Holly Fulton
Huishan Zhang
Marques’Almeida
palmer//harding
Phoebe English
Prism
Rejina Pyo
Sibling

Graduate Traineeship Recipients
Mary Katrantzou
J.W.Anderson
Roksanda

 

2015
David Koma
Emilia Wickstead
Holly Fulton
Marios Schwab
Mother of Pearl
palmer//harding
Prism
Sibling
Sophia Webster

Graduate Traineeship Recipients
E.Tautz
House of Holland

2014
Emilia Wickstead
House of Holland
Mary Katrantzou
Michael van der Ham
Osman
Richard Nicoll
Todd Lynn
Zoe Jordan

Graduate Traineeship Recipients
Erdem
Roksanda

2013
Emilia Wickstead
Erdem
Marios Schwab
Mary Katrantzou
Peter Pilotto
Richard Nicoll
Roksanda
Todd Lynn
Zoe Jordan

2012
Christopher Kane
Jonathan Saunders
Marios Schwab
Mary Katrantzou
Nicholas Kirkwood
Osman
Peter Pilotto
Richard Nicoll
Roksanda