The British Fashion Council (BFC) Education Foundation has granted four fashion MA scholarships to students who have excelled in their BA degrees.
The recipients are: Cassandra Verity Green from Central Saint Martins, who will study the MA Fashion Womenswear (Accessories) course at the Royal College of Art; Cavan McPherson from Central Saint Martins, who will study the MA Fashion Womenswear (Knitwear) course at the Royal College of Art; Geraint Brian Lewis from University of South Wales will study the Menswear MA course at University of Westminster; and Yasemin Cakli from University of Westminster will study the Menswear MA course at University of Westminster.
The judging panel comprised Emma Farrow, head of design at Finery; Nabil Nayal, designer and former scholarship recipient; and Sarah Mower, American Vogue journalist and BFC ambassador for emerging talent.
Previous scholarship winner Erdem has joined the scheme’s funders this year, alongside Coach, Marks & Spencer, Net-a-Porter and Eiesha Bharti Pasricha, daughter of Indian tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal who has backed Roksanda Ilinic.
Applications for the scheme were open to graduating students from member colleges of the BFC’s Colleges Council.