And the recipients of the Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award are...
On Thursday 30 March, a small celebration took place at Henry Poole’s on London’s historic Savile Row to celebrate the talent and achievement of the recipients of the Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award. The Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award is a special prize fund established in memory of Anne Tyrrell, the much loved and hugely successful fashion and interior designer. The award supports students in the second year of their Creative Skillset Ticked fashion course. The celebration was attended by members of Anne Tyrrell’s family, along with Betty Jackson CBE, James O’Brien of Couture Editions and Stephen Walton of Walton and Bovill Fine Arts to name a few.
This year’s prestigious first prize went to Megan Greenfield in the second year of her BA (Hons) Fashion course at the University of Kingston. And the Runner Up award went to Molly Robinson studying on the BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at the University of Salford. Megan and Molly were chosen from hundreds of Tick fashion students and were both highly commended for their passion and creativity.
“I am so thankful to Anne Tyrrell, the Creative Skillset team and anyone involved for their incredibly kind words. It's definitely been a good motivator to keep up with the long hours of effort and made me realise that all my hard work is getting noticed and does pay off… The prize money is going to help me pursue my desire to intern abroad for a year and I am now even more excited, especially after hearing how successful last year's winners have been. The possibilities seem a lot more real now and I will be forever grateful for this opportunity!”
Megan Greenfield, Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award Winner
“I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate this award and what it means! Thank you so much to you and the Fashion Industry Panel for giving me such amazing hope!”
Molly Robinson, Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award Runner Up
Anne’s lasting legacy
Anne was Co-Chair of Creative Skillset's Fashion Industry Panel and the driver behind expansion of the long established Creative Skillset Tick into fashion. In a career spanning more than fifty years in fashion and design, Anne’s influence as a designer and educator was both exceptional and inspirational to all those she came into contact with.