The BFC Changemakers Prize is right here
Again in 2020, within the wake of the Black Lives Matter motion and rising considerations over local weather change, the British Trend Council launched the Institute Of Constructive Trend, which celebrated these making necessary modifications throughout the trade. As a consequence the final Trend Awards have been centred round three pillars – setting, folks, craftsmanship and group – and every award was given to a person working in the direction of a brighter future, from Grace Wales Bonner to sustainability advocate Christopher Raeburn.
Earlier this 12 months the British Trend Council introduced the launch of the BFC Changemakers Prize, which anybody working in vogue can win. A brand-new initiative, the prize goals to have fun these striving for constructive change, championing inclusivity and performing to advertise innovation inside the British vogue trade, whether or not on the store flooring, in a manufacturing facility or within the chopping room.
The prize is up for grabs by these working within the UK and entrants for this 12 months’s prize have been nominated by colleagues, friends, companies and employers who assume they need to be recognised for his or her excellent work that aligns with one of many BFC’s three aforementioned pillars.
Now, the 9 nominees have been introduced. Falling into the “Individuals” class are hairstylist and champion of black ladies and black hair Cyndia Harvey, Zebedee Administration founders Laura Johnson and Zoe Proctor, and designer and campaigner Rahemur Rahman. Additionally recognised are John Hickling, the founding father of Yorkshire-based classic clothes supplier Glass Onion, Natalie Glaze and Zanna Van Dijk, the cofounders of sustainable swimwear model Keep Wild Swim, and Patrick McDowell, the sustainability design director for Pinko vogue home, all of whom are within the “Surroundings” grouping. In the meantime, Andrew Kenny, proprietor of The London Embroidery Studio in East London, Cozette McCreery, who’s an integral member of the Emergency Designer Community, and Daisy Knatchbull, the founding father of Savile Row’s first solely feminine store entrance The Deck, are up for the “Group & Craftsmanship” prize.
A panel of judges, which incorporates BFC chief government Caroline Rush, Swarovski artistic director Giovanna Engelbert, British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, Dazed editor Ib Kamara, mannequin and activist Munroe Bergdorf and Queer Eye’s Tan France, will resolve on three winners. Every will obtain a coveted 12-month mentorship bundle that may help them in persevering with their glorious work inside the trade, in addition to a £7,500 money prize.
Of the prize Caroline Rush says, “The BFC Changemakers Prize in partnership with Swarovski is the biggest new BFC prize launched within the final 5 years. We’re thrilled to work alongside our long-term associate Swarovski on this venture to construct up the Institute Of Constructive Trend’s pillars and highlight the work of vogue’s unsung heroes. We frequently discuss concerning the 890,000 folks our trade employs and I’m thrilled to find a few of their tales and listen to their achievements.”
The three winners of the BFC Changemakers Prize, which was open to all 890,000 folks working within the British vogue trade, might be revealed on Thursday 2 September.
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