20 years of fostering fashion talent

Before Kim Jones became the artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear in 2011; was subsequently appointed creative director at Dior Homme in 2018 (to present); and, most recently, named the new womenswear creative director at Fendi (which happened earlier this month), the London-born designer made a name for himself with Fashion East, as part of its then MAN line-up, the London Fashion Week talent incubator founded by Lulu Kennedy.

And before Jonathan Anderson became the headline-grabbing creative director at Loewe in 2013, having previously taken the world by storm with his own eponymous JW Anderson line, he too showed as part of Fashion East. As did Simone Rocha and Roksanda Ilincic and 140 other designers – Richard Nicoll, Jonathan Saunders and Wales Bonner among them – who have gone on to define and shape the capital’s fashion landscape for the past two decades.

london, england   december 10  lulu kennedy and kim jones attend the fashion awards 2018 in partnership with swarovski at royal albert hall on december 10, 2018 in london, england  photo by joe maherbfcgetty images
Lulu Kennedy with Kim Jones at the
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