BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund supported by, Inc



  • Applicants should be over three years in business
  • Applicants should be based in the United Kingdom
  • The applicant's collection should consist of menswear or menswear accessories
  • Applicants should have both UK and international stockists
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate support from both UK and international media
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate a clear vision on how The Fund will contribute to the growth of their business
  • Applicants can apply up to five times
  • The award can only be won once

Application Process

  • Applications for 2019 are now closed.
  • The online application form includes: 
    Business and Financial Information
    Upload of End of Year Financial Accounts
    Upload of Catwalk Looks/Portfolio
    Plan for Expenditure of The Fund
  • Failure to complete the form correctly will invalidate the application
  • Applicants must ensure that they have the following information available before starting the application process:        
    Company Information
    Lookbook (JPEG or PDF)
    Financial Information (please download and complete the Excel document before completing your application)
    Most Recent End of Year Accounts (PDF)
  • Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by a judging committee chaired by Dylan Jones OBE, Chair of Menswear British Fashion Council and Editor in Chief of British GQ alongside industry experts and funding representatives 
  • The shortlisted designers will be informed via email and invited to submit a five-year business plan focusing on areas for growth and how the prize money will help develop their business into a global brand
  • The shortlisted designers will be interviewed by the Fund judging committee in March 2019
  • The Winner will be announced in April 2019