Wednesday 5th April

| BY Jack Moss

Winners Of The Vogue BFC Designer Fashion Fund Announced

Congratulations go to palmer//harding and Mother of Pearl this morning after last night’s announcement that they would be the (joint) winners of this year’s BFC Vogue Fashion Fund. To quote the release, because it says it really far better than we can, “in 2017 the Fund adjusted its format with a focus on bringing key expertise into designer businesses to assist with development and growth. The £200,000 Fund was opened up to be shared between up to three recipients, enabling the fund to benefit multiple designers at a pivotal stage in the growth of their brand’s development.” Said winners were toasted at a ceremony at Cafe Royal, where Caroline Rush of the BFC and Alexandra Shulman, Editor of British Vogue and Chair of the Fund awarded the designers with their prize. Alexandra said,I am delighted that Amy and Levi and Matthew will be beneficiaries of this year’s award. Mother of Pearl and palmer//harding are very different in terms of the clothes they offer and the way they operate but both convinced us that we were backing brands with strong potential who understood how they could grow and who had and exciting vision.” Bucks fizz all round!