Chinese Designers Excluded From BFC COVID-19 Support Fund.
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In a recent article by Jing Daily, it was revealed that many Chinese designers living in the UK are receiving no support during COVID-19.
Last week, the British Fashion Council announced the first 37 recipients of its BFC Foundation Fashion Fund for the Covid Crisis, which provides a share of £1M in emergency funds to struggling designers.
However, Jing Daily’s Gemma Williams reported that not one of the chosen designers was Chinese “despite the considerable contribution China’s emerging designers make to the UK’s economy through education, costly visa applications, and business operations — not to mention holding their shows and presentations at London Fashion Week.”
The BFC’s funding could have provided an essential lifeline to Chinese designers living in London as they aren’t receiving any state support from China itself during the pandemic.
Emerging Chinese talent like Huishan Zhang, Xiao Li, Yuhan Wang and so many more have now missed out on much-needed financial support, whilst more established UK designers, have been granted funding by the BFC.
Shouldn’t the BFC support the UK’s fashion industry as a whole?
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