Two students at London College of Fashion and central Saint Martins have been announced as the winners of the prestigious Nina De Yorke Scholarship for Fashion Illustration.

Now in its twentieth year, the Scholarship is open to any student on an MA, BA or Graduate Diploma course specialising in fashion, jewellery or textiles at LCF or CSM. The annual competition aims to encourage and celebrated illustration, and offers a generous £1000 prize for the winner.

The winners were chosen by three judges – Anne Smith, Dean of School of Fashion and Textiles, CSM, Paul McNicoll, Dean of School of Design & Technology, LCF and prominent fashion illustrator and fashion designer Julie Verhoeven.

After a detailed inspection and debate of all the works, two joint winners were selected.


Masami Fuyimaki
BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Knitwear
Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

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The judges said Masami’s work demonstrates a wonderful delicacy and sensitivity of line, and a clear love of drawing.

“Masami has produced some beautifully stunning drawings throughout the course. She has a very sensitive hand and great ability to evoke a poetic image through line, colour and texture,” said Sarah Gresty, Pathway Leader, BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Knitwear.

Willie Walters, Course Leader BA Fashion and Fashion Programme Director, added: “At Central Saint Martins we insist that all our design and communication students study traditional drawing skills right from the start. As Howard Tangye, our Womenswear senior tutor and renowned illustrator says, ‘drawing is the first form of communication in design.'”


Edward Curtis 
BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Technology: Womenswear
London College of Fashion


Edward’s illustrations demonstrate a confident, brave and unique personal style, said the judges.

“Drawing is the skill within fashion design. Our students are shown many techniques that they use to refine their style of illustration that in turn enhances their style of fashion design. They are educated to understand what turns a paint daub or scribbly line into the emotion on a face or the impression of a women walking. Edward does this beautifully” comments Rob Phillips. Creative Director, School of Design & Technology, London College of Fashion.

“The LCF Illustration works show a great understanding of subject and a total dedication to technique, composition and practice,” adds award Winning illustrator Martha Zmpounou, Associate Lecture, Drawing & Illustration, London College of Fashion.