Westminster fashion graduate wins renowned LVMH fashion award
Fashion 21 June 2016
Beth was one of three recipients of the prize, which gives three fashion design graduates €10,000, as well as a job for a year within one of the LVMH companies. She will be joining Spanish luxury brand Loewe.
The award also gives the Fashion Design course a grant of €10,000, to acknowledge the excellence of the staff and teaching.
The winners were decided by an illustrious panel of judges, including Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy) and Delphine Arnault (Louis Vuitton).
Speaking about Beth’s success, Andrew Groves – Course Director for Fashion Design BA Honours – said: “with hundreds of graduates across the world entering this competition, it is an incredible testament to Beth’s talent for her to be awarded this prize for her graduate collection.
“While studying with us on the BA Fashion Design course she interned at Chloe in Paris, as well as Simone Rocha and Christopher Kane, so it is fantastic that she will now be working at Loewe and further developing her career in fashion.
“Winning this prize and chance to work with LVMH is an amazing opportunity for her, and we wish her every success in the future.”
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.