NEWGEN is an internationally recognized 'launch pad' for new designers, providing a source of funding and support for emerging British talent since 1993. Sponsored by Topshop, the showcase at Somerset House included mens and womenswear designer Nasir Mazhar and footwear designer Sophia Webster.
Nasir Mazhar showed his SS14 womenswear collection yesterday at the Topshop presentation space in the form of a girl gang party photoshoot. Known for literally putting his name all over his work, this season's interesting twists included fringed branding, figure hugging bandage dresses, and amazing leg accessories including something akin to leg braces(!!)
Sophia Webster is a name that we have heard a lot this summer. A graduate from the RCA Footwear MA she is going from strength to strength having been awarded the Conde Nast Footwear New Emerging Designer of the Year award for 2012 she is now a part of NEWGEN. Her ss14 collection is wonderfully fun and feminine, harnessing the innocent fun of little girl-hood and translating them into fashion forward footwear.
This has been a blog takeover by Ciara and Nicci from LFW.