25 March 2015

Mary Katrantzou announced as the
BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund 2015 winner

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced Mary Katrantzou as the winner of this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. The fund was established in 2008 and provides one designer with a bespoke, high level mentoring support programme over a 12 month period, as well as a £200,000 grant to provide necessary infrastructure to take them to the next stage in their business. Emilia Wickstead, Holly Fulton, Mary Katrantzou, Michael van der Ham, Mother of Pearl, Osman, Sophia Webster were shortlisted for the 2015 prize and were invited to present their collections and five year business plans to the judging committee which is made up of representatives from businesses who support the fund and industry experts. The fund, now in its sixth year, is a legacy project from the BFC’s 25th anniversary celebrations. This year the BFC has created an exclusive online video series, Designer Fashion Fund, which follows the application process, interviews with the judging panel and celebrates the previous winners of the fund.

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