Thursday June 21st 2018
St Mary’s Church, Nottingham

Fashanne 2017

Thank you to all who supported the Fashanne Awards 2017! It is only our second year doing these awards and the support we’ve had has been fantastic.

A huge thank you to our Sponsors – The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, Dunelm, NEXT, The Lace Market Hotel and The Tier Hairdressing – we have loved working with you and hope to continue to do so. Our amazing judges – Gok Wan, Daniel Hanson, Humphrey Barrett, Fiona Lambert, Charlotte Yates and Emma Garner – were superstars and truly had some tough decisions to make on selecting the winners.

We are already planning next year’s awards to be held at The New Walk Museum and Gallery in Leicester, looking forward to seeing you there!

The Winners

Winner of Fashion Design Award

Bethany Martin

University of Northampton

“My concept; Vélo-City, took inspiration from Adventurers; people making pioneering achievements in exploration, athleticism and adventure sports. Wanting to capture this essence of energy and strength I focused on the Afghan Women’s cycling team, drawing inspiration from the movement of their bicycles and their technical inner workings.”

Winner of “The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters” Knitwear Design Award

Ellish Pick

Nottingham Trent University

“My collection is a celebration of the artisan. The initial inspiration for my collection came from the experimental design processes of artists. A particular inspiration has been Guillermo Mora who constructs installations using rubber bands to bind bright clumps of paint, with a strong focus on colour and form.”

Winner of Textile Design Award

Kieran Pathak-Mould

De Montfort University

“Inspired by elements of the natural world, my collection is based on first hand imagery of inspiring forms and textures, captured around different locations within the U.K. I have interpreted unique shapes and patterns to create a vibrant, eclectic collection intended to showcase how I view the world around us.”

Winner of Footwear & Accessory Design Award

Loren Buckingham

University of Northampton

“After researching the honey bee’s way of living, I was influenced by their resourcefulness and carried this throughout with my materials and designs. My collection consists of textures and prints taken from a range of inspirational future theories of robotic bees down to crystalized honey under the microscope.”

Winner of the People’s Choice Award

Mollie Ann Crabtree

University of Northampton

“I have worked with deconstructing objects in response to a growing appreciation for how fragile life, objects and materials can be. Through the exploration of deconstructed everyday items such as a broken watch the inner beauty was discovered from components that support and drive the mechanics and structure of a beautiful quality product.”

Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award

Alexey Morozov

University of Derby

“The concept is inspired from Socialist art theme of the Russian Constructivism during 1920s –1950s, known as a new order in art and architecture that dealt with social and economic problems in the Soviet Union.

Also the composition of colour dynamic and graphic designs through rhythm that gives a sense of movement.”


Winners 2016

Charlotte Yates
Winner of the Fashion/Knitwear Design Award

Since winning the award Charlotte has moved to Switzerland to work for the leading global brand HUGO BOSS.

Emma Garner
Winner of the Textile/Accessory Design Award

Since winning the award Emma has been working for British fashion retailer AllSaints in London as a Handbag Design Assistant.