International competition beaten by talented Bedford College students

Pictured: Left to right: César Araújo, Model wearing Aerospace Engineer garment, Jasmine Young and Harold Tillman CBE.

For the fourth year running, Bedford College students have beaten international competition to take first prize at the Professional Clothing Awards.

This year Jasmine Young, of Shefford, took the £1,000 winner’s cheque with HND Fashion & Textile classmates Laura Byron and Shania Forney being Highly Commended.

Their designs beat entries from all over the world such as the North Carolina State University, De Montfort University, and Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa!

• Jasmine Young’s showcased an Aerospace Engineer design
• Laura Bryson’s unveiled a Coast Guard design
• Shania Fourmy’s submitted Arc Flash PPE design

All were proudly displayed in a stylish, star-studded catwalk during the twelfth annual PCIAW® Awards hosted at the Hilton London Metropole on November 3, 2021.

The prestigious PCA VISION Student Design competition was hosted by Harold Tillman CBE, Enterprise and Business Adviser at the London College of Fashion and César Araújo, CEO of Calvelex, President of Portugal’s National Association of Clothing and Apparel Industry and PCIAW® Board Director. 

A panel of expert judges said they “had a difficult task choosing an overall winner from our group of fantastic finalists, but there was definitely one clear winner”

Bedford Colleges Jasmine Young, won her category for designing a wonderfully creative Aerospace Engineer garment. She was awarded a diamond trophy, custom winner’s certificate, and a £1000 cheque.

Inspirational teacher Elisa Bratton now runs the Higher Education degree-level learning fashion groups at Bedford College where students, who are already ahead of university candidates, can keep up front on the catwalks of the future.

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