Congratulations to Sophia Webster, winner of this year’s £200,000 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. The British Fashion Council (BFC) announced Sophia Webster as the winner this evening at a cocktail reception hosted at Bulgari Hotel, London and partnered with Perrier-Jouët.
The judging committee was impressed by her brilliant talent and thorough business acumen; women on the other hand are in love with her plucky innovative designs. As such Webster was judged by the committee for her ability to develop her label into an internationally acclaimed British brand. And we agree, Sophia Webster has done an amazing job turning her accessories into masterpieces loved by many.
The Fund was established in 2008 and provides one designer with a bespoke, high level mentoring support program and the £200,000 grant to help take them to the next stage in their business.
At the event tonight Alexandra Shulman OBE, Editor of British Vogue and Chair of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, commented: “Sophia Webster is a great winner for this year’s award. The brand encapsulates all the originality and creativity that British fashion is known for while Sophia and her team have pursued a clear vision with drive and professionalism.”