April 29th-30th, 2020
St Mary’s Church, Nottingham


The next Fashanne: Fashion Designers of the Future Awards will be held in April 2020. Some big changes are taking place with the promise to make these awards even bigger and better! There will be nine categories on offer in 2020, namely: Menswear, Womenswear, Knitwear, Textiles, Footwear & Accessories, Sustainability, Commercial, Athleisure and The People’s Choice Award.

Due to demand, we are making Fashanne a two-day event.

Day One: Exhibition of the students work; Judging process; Talks from keynote speakers within the industry; Q&A session.

Day Two: The main evening event to include the fashion show and presentation of the awards.

Tickets will be available to purchase for both days.

Fashanne 2018

Wow! What an amazing event it was this year! This was our 3rd year of these awards and Fashanne 2018 exceeded all our expectations on so many levels. The graduate’s designs were outstanding this year and our team of judges had their work cut out.  Congratulations to our winners: Freya Whittaker (University of Derby) winner of the Fashion Design Award, Stephanie Douglas (De Montfort University) winner of the Footwear & Accessory Award and The People’s Choice Award, Alice Beadle (Nottingham Trent University) winner of the Knitwear Design Award and Aoife Thomas (Nottingham Trent University) winner of the Textile Design Award. A big thank you to Patrick Grant, Katie Greenyer, Daniel Hanson, Simon Platts, Kieran Pathak-Mould and Humphrey Barrett for their efforts and expertise on the day.

Thank you to our sponsors: NEXT, The Tier Hairdressing, Lace Market Hotel, Eden PR and Office Twelve.

This year’s event was made even more special by our wonderful guest models. As part of our brand, we strongly believe in diversity and inclusivity and for Richard Whitehead MBE, BBC’s Lucy Martin and Sian Green-Lord to join us on the catwalk was fantastic! A special thank you goes to them.

Our next awards will be on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd April 2020 at St. Mary’s Church, Nottingham.

Have a look at the highlights from Fashanne 2018…

View the footage shown on BBC late news 21st June 2018

Highlights 2018

“It was a pleasure to be able to spend the day immersed in the world of so many talented young creatives. It was terrifically inspiring.”


Guest Models

Gold Paralympian Richard Whitehead MBE, Inspirational Speaker and De Monfort University Graduate Sian Green-Lord and BBC’s Weather Presenter Lucy Martin.

Gallery: Fashanne 2018