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CSM MA Fashion alumnus Christopher Shannon wins first BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund

Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
11 June 2014
Christopher Shannon

Christopher Shannon with Vertu CEO Max Pogliani, British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush and GQ Editor Dylan Jones.

Congratulations to Christopher Shannon who is the winner of the inaugural BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund.

The award comes with a £150,000 grant for necessary infrastructure to support business development and £50,000 value in kind services, including a bespoke, high level mentoring support programme over a twelve month period.

Christopher Raeburn, Christopher Shannon, E. Tautz, Lou Dalton and Richard Nicoll were shortlisted for the 2014 prize and participated in a mentoring programme where industry experts, including Fund committee members Ben Banks and Jonathan Akeroyd provided guidance on topics including strategic planning, branding, leadership, commercial retail, e-tail and wholesale and digital innovation.

GQ article
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