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BFC Colleges awards announced

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the winners of the BFC Colleges Council Graduate Preview Day Awards with the University of Salford, London College of Fashion and De Montford University all scooping up prizes.

The Fashion Monitor Colleges Portfolio Award in association with the BFC was awarded to the University of Salford. The WGSN Digital Presentation Award went to the London College of Fashion with the BFC Fashion Illustration Award going to De Montford University.

The judging panel comprised of chair of the Colleges Council Anne Tyrrell; Hannah White, editor of fashion website Fashion Monitor; Lauretta Roberts, digital development director of WGSN; Nick Chalkley, general merchandise manager of Harrods and Caroline Burstein, creative director of London designer indie Browns. The winners were chosen after the judging panel looked at portfolios from the 27 exhibiting colleges.

Caroline Rush, chief executive of the BFC, said “Graduate Preview Day is such an important day for both the colleges and the industry. It gives the design teams of our British retailers and designers a chance to see the talent which is entering the industry later in the year”.

The judging panel highly commended Edinburgh College of Art and Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication for the Fashion Monitor Colleges Portfolio Award.

The awards ceremony was held at the May Fair Hotel in London on Friday May 6.

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