Regular readers will know just how fond I am of Stella McCartney and it's not hard to understand why. Whether it's with her own line or her work with Adidas and other ventures, she's one of the few designers concerned with giving something back and yesterday was a clear example of that.
As previously reported, yesterday the designer was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the University of the Arts London but in accepting the award she announced that her eponymous label will fund a new scholarship program to benefit Fashion MA students studying at Central Saint Martins. 'To get into a college like this so hard for so many talented young people,' the designer began. 'For that reason, I am setting up this scholarship and I encourage other fortunate fashion houses to do the same.'
According to British Harper's Bazaar, the scheme will 'fund home, EU and international students on the MA Fashion course' and the 'first scholarships, worth £25,000, will be awarded this October, and will include a year of paid work experience at Stella McCartney.'