Selection Panel


Each season, recipients of the BFC NEWGEN sponsored by Topshop are selected by a panel of industry experts, drawn from the BFC Selection Panel.

The level of financing awarded to individual designer businesses varies from catwalk to presentation and exhibition sponsorship.


Womenswear Selection Panel:

April Glassborow
Laura Burlington
Laura Larbalestier 
Melanie Rickey 
Cassie Smart 
Stavros Karelis  
Susanne Tide-Frater  
Celenie Seidel 

Menswear Selection Panel:

Catherine Hayward
Ben Banks
Charlie Porter
Damien Paul 
Lulu Kennedy MBE 
Robert Johnston 
Sam Lobban 
Stavros Karelis  
Terry Betts