BFC reveals recipients of 2016 MA scholarships
The British Fashion Council has revealed the names of the four BA students who will be granted a MA scholarship as part of the 2016 BFC Education Foundation initiative.
Cassandra Verity Green from Central Saint Martins will study the MA Fashion Womenswear (Accessories) course at Royal College of Art and Cavan McPherson from CSM will study the MA Fashion Womenswear (Knitwear) course at Royal College of Art.
Meanwhile, Geraint Brian Lewis from University of South Wales and Yasemin Cakli from University of Westminster will study the newly created Menswear MA course at University of Westminster.
This year’s judging panel consisted 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.
The project promotes excellence in design by offering support to promising students. It is dependent on donations from a number of companies, including Coach, Marks & Spencer, Net-a-Porter, Eiesha Bharti Pasricha and from this year, previous scholarship winner Erdem Moralıoğlu.
“I was lucky enough to win the scholarship whilst studying at the Royal College of Art. Looking back I understand how important that was for me then and what’s important to me now is that others can benefit at a similar stage in their development,” said the designer.
The British Fashion Council also announced earlier this year that the annual Fashion Awards will now serve as a fundraiser gala for the initiative, with the aim to raise £10 million over the next ten years to continue investing and attracting young talent.
“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,” said Sarah Mower MBE, who is co-president of the BFC Education Pillar with Meribeth Parker.
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