On Friday 4 May, Fashion Design graduate Jasper McGilvray won the ‘Barbara Brinsley’s Carpe Diem’ Award at the iD International Emerging Designer Award 2018.

The 19th iD International Emerging Designer Award, one of the most important fashion competitions in the world, took place at the iD Dunedin Fashion Week in New Zealand.

iD Dunedin Fashion Week brought the world’s latest fashion to New Zealand and showcased the talent of 44 finalists from 19 countries presenting their capsule collections in a series of events and fashion shows.

Among the 12 winners, Fashion Design BA honours graduate Jasper McGilvray won the Barbara Brinsley’s Carpe Diem Award with a collection inspired by the British drinking culture.

Head judge Tanya Carlson, New Zealand Fashion Designer, said: “Finalists are pushing technology and innovation to their limits but what we loved about this year is that many are once again turning inwards to find the inspiration for their collections.

“Their backgrounds, the places they live, their cultural identity all play an important role in their design voices this year. It’s humbling to see how seriously they take the work they do and the collections they have created.”

Andrew Groves, Course Director of the Fashion Design BA Honours said: “I’m delighted to hear of Jasper’s success at this prestigious international award, and so excited that his unique and playful vision for menswear is reaching a wider audience. I’m sure this is just the beginning of an exciting career in the fashion industry.”

Find out more about the Fashion Design BA Honours course offered at the University of Westminster.

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