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Ethereal Shoes Designer Sophia Webster Wins The 2016 British Fashion Fund.

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Ethereal Shoes Designer Sophia Webster Wins The 2016 British Fashion Fund.

Congratulations are in order to Sophia Webster for winning this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. The British Fashion Council (BFC) announced Sophia Webster’s win this evening at a cocktail reception hosted at London’s Bulgari Hotel.

Caroline Rush, left, with Sophia Webster (center) and Alexandra Shulmann tonight at the Bulgari hotel cocktail reception hosted by the BFC British Fashion Fund.

The judging committee was impressed by Webster’s brilliant talent and thorough business acumen, in a short period of time the young shoe designer has managed to attract a loyal clientele to her ethereal and innovative footwear designs. Judges also praised the young designer on her ability to develop an international following and make a name for her British based footwear brand amongst the coveted top few.

The Designer Fashion 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.”

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