// The BFC Designer Pop-up will showcase the best of British design talent at Bicester Village this month
// This year’s line-up will include breakthrough designers as well as established brands
Following the success of the BFC Designer Pop-up at Bicester Village last year, the British Fashion Council will return its expanded showcase at the shopping destination between October 8–27.
The showcase will highlighting the best of British design talent where designers will be able to trade free of charge and receive 100 per cent of their respective sales.
In just 10 days of the 14 day showcase last year, generated collective sales were in excess of £100,000.
Providing access to more than 450,000 new customers in three weeks, the 2019 BFC Designer pop-up will feature 30 of the country’s fashion talents, from emerging designers to established names.
This year’s line-up includes breakthrough designers such as Grace Wales Bonner as well as established brands like Erdem and Sophia Webster.
“Its a fantastic opportunity for our British businesses to reach new customers and gain invaluable retail experience,” BFC chief executive Caroline Rush said on the showcase.
The Business of Retail partnership helps designers through tailored programmes of business mentorship and commercial opportunities.
Through the programme, six British designers will be given the expertise needed to grow their businesses in an increasingly competitive retail climate.
The 2019 mentorship programme has already started to work with this year’s mentees, including Erdem, Mary Katrantzou, and Mother of Pearl.