BFC Announces 2016 Recipients of Fashion MA Scholarships

Posted October 14, 2016 at 12:36 pm in Awards, Fashion, News

SINCE 1998, the British Fashion Council Education Foundation – which is funded by the annual Fashion Awards Gala – has sought to nurture the talents of young creatives in the sartorial industry, by offering scholarships in either Bachelors or Masters degrees at some of the country’s most esteemed fashion colleges. Past recipients – which include Erdem, who this year helped to fund the scheme alongside Coach, Marks & Spencer, Net-a-Porter and Eiesha Bharti Pasricha – have gone on to become some of the world’s most highly-respected designers, and it is widely expected that the winners of this year’s coveted scholarships will do the same.

The 2016 panel included Emma Farrow, Head of Design at Finery; Nabil Nayal, a designer and former scholarship recipient; Sarah Mower MBE, American Vogue journalist and BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent. They proudly congratulate:

Cassandra Verity Green from Central Saint Martins who has been awarded a place at the Royal College of Art, to study the MA in Womenswear (Accessories); Cavan McPherson, also from Central Saint Martins who will study the MA Fashion Womenswear (Knitwear) course, also at the Royal College of Art; Geraint Brian Lewis from the University of South Wales, who will study the Menswear MA course at the University of Westminster and Yasemin Cakli from the University of Westminster who will continue his studies at Westminster, undertaking an MA in Menswear.


Designs by BFC Education Foundation MA Scholarship 2016 Recipients: Cassandra Verity Green,
Cavan McPherson, Geraint Brian Lewis and Yasemin Cakli. Image: BFC


by Hannah Bergin

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