Next Live Event: 22nd June 2023

St Mary’s Church, Nottingham



Fashion Designers of the Future Awards

FASHANNE is fast becoming the byword for emerging talent. It is the Fashion Designers of the Future Awards which take place annually – providing a bridge between education and the world of work. But more than that, Fashanne is a community connecting new talent with industry – to the benefit of both.

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Designs by finalists of FASHANNE – Fashion Designers of the Future Awards have been unveiled as part of a permanent exhibition at East Midlands Airport. The stunning 24-piece photography display shows off the designs created by final-year fashion and textile students from Universities that have participated in these prestigious awards over the years. Full article



We are very excited to welcome a new sponsor onboard for Fashanne 2023. Nottingham BID will be sponsoring the Daniel Hanson Award for Excellence.



Next will be sponsoring a new award, namely the High Street Menswear Award. This will be judged by Jonathan Pedley, Senior Menswear Designer. Check out his bio on the judges page. Also, we are joining forces with the ASBCI hosting The ASBCI Innovation Award. Dr Julie King, Executive Dean Digital Technologies and Arts, Staffordshire University will be judging this award. More information coming soon!


Next event: 22nd June 2023
Live Event

Fashion is so much more than clothes…it’s about the way we think, the aspirations we harbour, the way we live and the way we want to live.

It’s about our future as much as our present and our past, and to reach out to the next generation in the best way possible is possibly the only way of ensuring that the future is what we all want it to be.

For 2022, we were back with a bang for a live event at St Mary’s Church, Nottingham! We hope you all had a fantastic night and congratulations to all the finalists and, of course, the 10 award winners!

A big thank you to our sponsors, universities, judges and supporters for their continued support. We look forward to working with you all again for the 2023 awards.

Keep well and Best Wishes,

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Fashanne 2022 Highlights

Fashanne 2022 was our sixth awards and our fourth live event (as we went online for 2020 and 2021), and the students’ designs were outstanding! The whole evening celebrating these fashion designers of the future proved a great success.

Congratulations to the winners:

The Athleisure Design Award sponsored by Torque
Mia Fowler (Nottingham Trent University)

The Commercial Design Award sponsored by ITL – Intelligent Label Solutions
Ella Hannington (Nottingham Trent University)

The Footwear & Accessory Design Award sponsored by Pentland Brands
Sam Lilly (De Montfort University)

The Knitwear Design Award sponsored by John Smedley
Emily Warne (Nottingham Trent University)

The Menswear Design Award sponsored by Paul Smith
Jess Harrington (Nottingham Trent University)

The Sustainability Award sponsored by GreenEarth Cleaning
Rebecca Froggatt (Nottingham Trent University)

The Textile Design Award
Lucy Brown (University of Huddersfield)

The Womenswear Design Award sponsored by NEXT
Hannah Bond (Nottingham Trent University)

The People’s Choice Award sponsored by DB Wood
Caroline Sani (University of Northampton)

The Daniel Hanson Award for Excellence
Sam Lilley (De Montfort University)

A big thank you to Patrick Grant for being our lead judge and hosting the awards presentation. The judges: Katie Greenyer, Zeph Logan, Chloe Cooper, Giuliano Martello, Garry Knox, Simon Phelps, Rebecca Jacobs, Rebekah Fenwick and Nicholas Hanson for their efforts and expertise, we know they had a very hard job choosing the winners.

Thank you to our fantastic sponsors: NEXT, Pentland Brands, Torque, John Smedley, GreenEarth Cleaning, ITL- Intelligent Label Solutions, Paul Smith, DB Wood, The Textile Institute, Hall Brothers Wine, The Tier Hairdressing, Lace Market Hotel, Leicester College and Brentingby Gin.

The awards was made even more special by our wonderful celebrity guest models. Richard Whitehead MBE, Sian Green-Lord and Cheddar Gorgeous joining us on the catwalk was fantastic! A special thank you goes to them.



Thank you to our fantastic celebrity models! Richard Whitehead MBE – British athlete and gold paralympian. Sian Green-Lord – Model and motivational speaker. Dr Cheddar Gorgeous – Artist, Alien, idealist and cultural icon.

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