Rising tuition fees could shut out working class talent from studying fashion at Britain's world-class colleges, according to an ambassador for the British Fashion Council.
Speaking at the opening of London Fashion Week, Sarah Mower, who is also a visiting professor at Central St Martins, said today's home-grown success stories "came through at a time when fees didn't exist, or were affordable".
The Guardian reported the British fashion industry is being urged to take inspiration from the US, where fashion veterans give something back through scholarships and bursaries.
London fashion week is expected to inject £100m into the British economy.
More top news
Very young children are just as likely to spread the disease as they are to catch it, a health chief warned.
Anger at the verdict in the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown has left the US deeply divided during its celebration of togetherness.
For most of the country, tomorrow is set to get off to a more pleasant start as it should be drier and brighter with the odd sunny spell.