Through the British Fashion Council, four lucky fashion design students get the chance to earn a scholarship, funded by the BFC to follow the MA Fashion program of their dreams. This year, BFC Education Foundation, with a panel made up of Emma Farrow, head of design, Finery; Nabil Nayal, designer and former scholarship recipient; and Sarah Mower MBE, American Vogue journalist and BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent, chose four emerging designers that had already excelled in their BA, and had promising visions for the future.
Sarah Mower MBE, who is co-president of the BFC Education Foundation said “The British fashion industry is fuelled by the originality and drive of people from every background who emerge from our world-beating fashion education system. As the costs of further education continue to rise, The British Fashion Council Education Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that the doors remain open to excellent students to whom expense is a barrier. We are grateful to every donor who joins with us to guarantee that brilliant young people continue to strengthen the future of our unique industry.”
The MA scholarship recipients are Cassandra Verity Green and Cavan McPherson from Central Saint Martins gained scholarships for the MA Fashion Womenswear (Accessories) and MA Fashion Womenswear (Knitwear) respectively at Royal College of Art, and Geraint Brian Lewis from University of South Wales gained a scholarship for MA Menswear at University of Westminster, while Yasemin Cakli is staying on a Westminster to join their MA Menswear course. Remember these names; they’re about to get big.