4 New Recipients to Receive BFC MA Scholarships
The recipients of the BFC Education Foundation MA Scholarship are promising students who have already excelled in their BA degrees. And they are:
Cassandra Verity Green from Central Saint Martins (CSM) will study the MA Fashion Womenswear (Accessories) course at Royal College of Art (RCA)
Cavan McPherson from CSM will study the MA Fashion Womenswear (Knitwear) course at RCA
Geraint Brian Lewis from University of South Wales will study the Menswear MA course at University of Westminster
Yasemin Cakli from University of Westminster will study the Menswear MA course at University of Westminster
The British Fashion Council Education Foundation was set up to establish pathways through education and into employment for exceptionally talented people studying BA and MA fashion courses. Applications were open to graduating students from member colleges of the BFC’s Colleges Council.
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.
For the first time this year, previous scholarship winner Erdem joins the scheme’s funders: Coach, Marks & Spencer, Net-a-Porter and Eiesha Bharti Pasricha. This project has also been partly supported by HM Government with Employer Ownership funding through Creative Skillset.
Erdem Moralıoğlu commented: “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.”
With two of the recipients joining the newly created two-year Menswear MA at University of Westminster, the Course Director, Ike Rust said: “The BFC Education Foundation Scholarships awarded to Yasemin Cakli and Geraint Lewis enabled both to undertake their place on the MA Menswear Course, which in itself is a life changer. As well as helping to enable the students it is also an important endorsement for a brand new course.”
This year’s Fashion Awards will be an annual fundraiser gala for the BFC Education Foundation.The Awards ceremony will have a core aim – to raise significant funds over the next ten years to continue this work and help the best talent attend leading fashion colleges.