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Kingston University bags BFC Portfolio Award
Apr '08
Kingston University is announced winner of this year's British Fashion Council Colleges Portfolio Award in association with Drapers. The award is given to the college that presents the best overall portfolio of fashion student work.

Drapers' editor Lauretta Roberts announced Kingston as the award recipient during the BFC Colleges Council Open Day which took place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) building on, Tuesday 8th April 2008. London College of Fashion and Edinburgh College of Art were also highly commended.

Over 20 Colleges exhibited were judged by Anne Tyrrell, BFC Colleges Council Chair, Lauretta Roberts, editor of Drapers, Gary Edgley menswear buyer for Selfridges, Erin Mullaney, womenswear buyer for Browns and London Fashion Week designers Erdem Moralioglu and Jens Laugesen.

The annual Colleges Council Open Day is organised by the British Fashion Council to foster relationships between graduates and industry. The UK provides one of the largest pools of fashion design talent in the world.

This event recognises the need to nurture that talent through industry links and placements. A wide range of retailers, manufacturers and design companies spent the day talking to course leaders, reviewing portfolios and making a note of students they are interested in working with as they enter the job market post graduation this summer.

Attendees included international organisations such as MaxMara, French Connection, Paul Smith, Abercrombie and Fitch as well as buying directors from leading department stores and representatives from the media.

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