Mary Katrantzou wins the BFC 2015 / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Alexandra Shulman, Editor of British Vogue and Chair of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund said : "Mary Katrantzou is incredibly deserving of this year’s award. It was an extremely diverse shortlist but ultimately we all agreed that Mary has not only created a strong and hugely appealing identity for her work but that she has put in place measures that, along with the support of this prize, should ensure an exciting and successful next stage of her career". See more about the reception hosted by Alexandra Shulman (Editor, British Vogue) & Natalie Massenet (British Fashion Council) at Hotel Café Royal, where Mary Katrantzou was announced as the 2015 winner of The Fund. The Fund was established in 2008 and provides one designer with a bespoke, high level mentoring support programme over a twelve month period, as well as a £200,000 grant to provide necessary infrastructure to take them to the next stage in their business.