- Applicants should be based in and have opened their business in the United Kingdom.
- Applicants will have been in business for no longer than 3 years.
- Applicants must have a minimum of one stockist. International sales are not required.
- The collection should consist of womenswear, menswear, childrenswear or accessories (including but not limited to: handbags, SLG, jewellery, shoes, lingerie).
Register to apply
Designers must register their interest in the Future British
programme with Boden and the BFC by completing the
attached registration form, and emailing it to
FutureBritish@Boden.co.uk by 1 December 2017.
Boden and the BFC are accepting up to five applicants per year.
Three designers join the programme in January each year,
and a further two in June.
The shortlisted candidates for January 2018 will be contacted
by Boden by Mid-December 2017.
When the final application has been reviewed the shortlisted
candidates will be invited to meet our panel and present their
work and their plans for their next collections.
Following this stage of interviews, the final recipients
are selected and will be announced in January 2017.
- The panel: up to 10 panelists, including key
opinion formers, media, buyers and
representatives from the BFC and Boden.
- The programme runs for two seasons
or 12 months.
- Additional support is allocated
on a case-by-case basis.
- A bursary is awarded to all recipients
and will be paid bi-annually - 1st January
and 1st June.
- The panel is there in an advisory
- There may be certain cases where the
BFC or Boden feels a particular applicant
may or may not be suitable for the Future
British Programme. The BFC and Boden
have the final say.