The Black Excellence Prize

April 29, 2021

CHEAD is delighted to share details of a FACE and Graduate Fashion Foundation initiative.

FACE members have been working with the Graduate Fashion Foundation to create the Black Excellence Prize. The aim is to amplify Black creativity as a broad and limitless possibility and inspire all young Black and Brown creatives to find belonging in a prize that recognises their unique contribution to style, culture, fashion and society.

Open to all Black and Brown final year students in any BA fashion related course in the UK, the winner will be presented with their prize as part of the prestigious annual Graduate Fashion Week Awards to be held on Friday 18th June, following two rounds of judging panels.

The award will be judged by an esteemed industry panel of; NewGen Prize-winning and LVMH Award Shortlisted Designer Bianca Saunders, Creative Director and Cultural Curator Harris Elliott and Designer, Educator and Co-Founder of FACE Andrew Ibi.

Eligibility
Open to all Black and Brown final year students in any BA fashion related course in the UK that could include but is not limited to journalism, marketing, photography, communication, fashion design, textile design, hair and make-up design, styling, creative direction.

Your Institution does not have to be a member of the Graduate Fashion Foundation.

Any one who identifies as non-white: and in a cultural minority in the UK terms of skin tone, ethnicity or heritage may enter.

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