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Why the four fashion awards 2019 that have been nominated today by The British Fashion Council at Graduate Preview Date 2019, they are already top? Open your eyes and see! Afterthought, Stop for a minute and discover it now: Which is still the biggest challenge for the UK fashion industry?

On Friday 10 of May, the British Fashion Council nominated at the Ace Hotel in London four prestigious awards and 2019 BA, MA scholars graduating this summer. Certainly, the Colleges Council Graduate Preview Day is an exceptional day in the UK Fashion Industry. Likewise, these awards offer the possibility to meet the course leaders of 21 top fashion institutions in the UK.

Firstly, The 2019 BFC Education Foundation BA scholars graduating for summer 2019 are: Andrea Mayer, Ben Sumpter, Jonathon Kidd, Melissa Eakin, Rosie Baird

Secondly, The 2019 MA scholars graduating are: Annie Vallis, Harriet Crowther, Maja Leskovsek, Morgane Krischer, Sara Kiani, Shaun Harris, Uta Sienkiewicz

In addition, the winners of the four prestigious awards for summer 2019 are:

1) BRITISH LIBRARY X NABIL NAYAL RESEARCH COMPETITION WINNERS: Andrew Froud.
The University of Brighton and Victoria Lyons, the Kingston School of Art, shared a prize of 3000 with a year-long membership to the British Library.

2) PIÑATEX® X RICHARD MALONE SUSTAINABILITY COMPETITION WINNER: Brian McLysaght.

That is to say, Piñatex® is an innovative natural textile made from pineapple leaf fiber. 5 meters of Piñatex textile awarded to Edinburgh College of Art, and 3 meters Bournemouth for the realization of their original design.

3) GIVENCHY FASHION DESIGN COMPETITION WINNER: Paige Leach.

However, the University of South Wales will receive a 6-month paid internship at the Givenchy Studios in Paris.

4)  WGSN PORTFOLIO COMMENDATION AWARDS WINNER:

Meanwhile, Birmingham University and Edinburgh College of Art. WGSN and the BFC partnered together to offer the WGSN Portfolio Commendation Awards. Because of their outstanding portfolios, the winners receive a one-year subscription for their best student to WGSN.

Open your eyes and see: Why does already education in the UK is most important than ever? Which is still the support of the British Fashion Council in numbers for charities and designer businesses? Finally, why and how do you believe LondonFashion Week support already students?

For the British Fashion Council, education is most important than ever. In the same vein, bring together industry, and academia is the future for fashion in the UK. Pillar Presidents Sarah Mower MBE and Meribeth Parker, aim to support, mentor and encourage the best students to pursue a successful career in the fashion scene. In 2018, The British Fashion Council raised over £2.3 million for its charities. On the other hand, business support initiatives out of which £1.1million will be allocated directly to scholars and designer businesses.

Moreover, the British Fashion Council nominated The BA awards in 2015, and since 1998 MA scholarships to students. For 2018 the number of scholarships awarded by the BFC’s Education Foundation increased from 11 to 21, taking the BFC’s financial commitment to students from £127,000 to over £200,000, making more than a 60% year on year increase.

In conclusion, this year during London Fashion Week February 2019 the BFC launched the Fashion Studio Assistant Apprenticeship. How to run a successful business, and support students to revile their talent.  The hope behind the annual Graduate Preview Day is to mentor the talented students of the top 21 fashion universities and develop their skills. Creativity needs positive energy, and guidance to flourish. In short, emergent designers become the key drivers for innovation in the fashion industry. These designers help your work evolve. That is a real reason for the British Fashion Council to celebrate  Graduate Preview Date 2019.

 

Photo credits for press by British Fashion Council

 By Chrysanthi Kosmatou, May 14/2019.