Emerging London-based menswear designer Nicomede Talavera is the latest
recipient of the Centre for Fashion Enterprise’s new Fashion Venture
The designer, a Central Saint Martins graduate follows in the footsteps
of Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Peter Pilotto, Holly Fulton and Thomas Tait as
the latest winner of sponsorship and mentoring from the Centre for Fashion
Enterprise in London.
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Talavera who was previously supported by CFE’s six month Fashion
Pioneer programme will now take part in the Fashion Venture scheme, which
runs for two years and includes free studio space in its Mare Street
studios, one-on-one mentoring in all aspects of the fashion business, legal
advice, monetary subsidies, and access to sampling and production
Commenting on his win, Talavera said: “I am extremely grateful for the
belief and support the CFE have shown in my label and work, via the Pioneer
programme and now the Venture programme.
“My business has developed rapidly in the last three seasons and is at
a stage where to progress and be sustainable, the expertise and support of
the CFE and their team will be invaluable. I am really looking forward to
the next two years.”
Centre for Fashion Enterprise to support menswear designer Nicomede
CFE director Wendy Malem added: “Nicomede Talavera inspires us at
Centre for Fashion Enterprise, not only due to his fresh directional
talent, but also by his curiosity about business. A talented designer who
is excited by the fusion between business and design must surely succeed.
The team are looking to add value to that talent.”
Talavera who founded his eponymous label in 2013 has received the
support of Fashion East, the pioneering non-profit initiative, and took
part in the autumn/winter 2014 fashion east presentations before moving
over to the MAN scheme, the joint venture between Fashion East and Topman
for spring/summer 2015 and autumn/winter 2015.
Currently the Nicomede Talavera label is stocked worldwide in stores
including Dover Street Market, lN-CC, Joyce in Hong Kong, Opening Ceremony
in New York, Los Angeles and Japan, and Space Mue in Korea.
Other designers currently participating in the Fashion Venture
programme include Craig Green, Phoebe English, Teatum Jones, Rejina Pyo and
Images: Nicomede Talavera AW15