On 10th May, the British Fashion Council hosted the Colleges Council Graduate Preview Day, at the Ace Hotel in London. The event aims to shine a light on the breadth of design talent in the UK while giving the industry first-hand access to the portfolios of this year’s graduating fashion design students and an opportunity to meet the course leaders of 21 top fashion institutions in the UK.
During the event the BFC announced the 2019 BA and MA scholars graduating this summer and four prestigious awards, supported by industry partners. All recipients and winners were chosen for their ability and potential to make an exceptional contribution to the British fashion industry.
The 2019 BFC Education Foundation BA scholars graduating this summer are: Andrea Mayer, Ben Sumpter, Jonathon Kidd, Melissa Eakin and Rosie Baird.
The 2019 MA scholars graduating this summer are: Annie Vallis, Harriet Crowther, Maja Leskovsek, Morgane Krischer, Sara Kiani, Shaun Harris, Uta Sienkiewicz.
Paige Leach won the Givenchy Fashion Design Competition.
This year at London Fashion Week February 2019, the BFC launched the Fashion Studio Assistant apprenticeship, which opens new pathways to the luxury fashion sector other than university and gives insight on how to run a successful fashion business. This was the 400th new government apprenticeship to be approved. The BFC also works on the fashion industry’s skills agenda with UK Fashion & Textiles to promote skills development in the fashion sector.