British Fashion Council and Barneys New York team up

The British Fashion Council (BFC) and luxury specialty retailer Barneys New York will celebrate creativity, innovation and individuality in British fashion.

The flagship Barneys Madison Avenue store windows will be dedicated to British brands from from 11 to 25 January 2017.  

Antonia Romeo, currently Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York, set to take the position of Permanent Secretary for Department for International Trade in the UK, and Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, launched the campaign on 11 January 2017.

The BFC Barneys window campaign will showcase established British brands and young designers "supporting the British Fashion Council’s ethos of fostering growth in emerging talent" as well as their "objective of supporting British designer businesses internationally".

Designers include  A-Cold-Wall*, Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, Alice Archer, Belstaff, Burberry, By Walid, Erdem, JW Anderson, Osman, Paul Smith, Saloni, Tabitha Simmons, Teija and Victoria Beckham.

Caroline Rush CBE, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council commented: “We are delighted with the opportunity to work with Barneys to promote our unique blend of emerging and established UK designers at this New York institution.  This partnership underpins the British Fashion Council’s global objective to cement the presence of British design talent at luxury retailers worldwide.”

Daniella Vitale, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of Barneys added: “We have been so impressed with the way Natalie Massenet and Caroline Rush have built the British Fashion Council and placed well deserved attention and focus on the incredibly talented cadre of designers out of the UK.  This was a long overdue celebration for us to thank the British Fashion Council for their important work, as well as this group of designers with whom we have built strong businesses and successful partnerships.” 


Image from British Fashion Council website.


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