Clare Waight Keller
Clare Waight Keller

LONDON, Nov 11, 2009 / — Open to students from BFC Colleges Council leading design courses, the newly launched Pringle of Scotland Design Competition gives design hopefuls a chance to win a full-time, paid, six month design position, giving the winner the opportunity to work alongside Pringle Creative Director, Clare Waight Keller, plus a £1,000 cash prize.

Commenting on the launch of the competition, Clare Waight Keller, Creative Director of Pringle, said “I see this as a great opportunity for a talented student to show us something with a real flair, a unique interpretation and strong visual impact representing the brand’s heritage whilst being fresh and modern. I am really looking forward to seeing the results!”

A collaboration between the British Fashion Council (BFC) and Pringle of Scotland, the Pringle of Scotland Design Competition invites students to design five or six outfits for either a womenswear or menswear capsule collection; these designs will be put to a panel of expert judges for consideration.

Students will present their collections during an interview with an advisory committee which draws from a pool of leading UK and International fashion press and buyers in addition to Joint Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush.

The closing date for entries is 11th December 2009.

To find out more and download entry form:

For more information about the Pringle of Scotland Design Competition and entries please contact:
Marcos Eleftheriou at the British Fashion Council
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7759 1999 or