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 six new sponsors for Fashanne 2023. Nottingham BID are sponsoring the Daniel Hanson Award for Excellence. Stoll GB are sponsoring the Knitwear Award. The ASBCI and Style 3D are co-sponsoring the new Innovation Award. The Victoria Centre are sponsoring The People’s Choice Award. Also, we are teaming up with Print 4 who use compostable vegetable inks and clean energy for our printed materials.



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 creativity, it’s about the way we think, the aspirations we harbour, the way we live and the way we want to live.   And that’s why Fashanne exists – to give the next generation the chance to not only showcase THEIR creativity but also take who they are and who they want to become to those world class brands, manufacturers and retailers that will be their future. Enabling mentoring and internships with leading companies from the world of fashion and textiles, we help build long-term sustainable connections in a fiercely competitive industry as well as helping future proof established brands with a pipeline of new generation designers. 

Since our first show in 2016, and all through Covid, more than 300 students have passed through our awards programme, with winners taking up internships and many going on to employment within the fashion industry.  Making those all-important connections early on is incredibly powerful and we are proud to play such an important role in  our young designers’ fledgling careers.  

A huge thank you to all the sponsors, universities, judges and other incredibly supportive organisations and individuals without whom so much of this would not be possible.  The next live FASHANNE Awards are on Thursday 22nd June  2023 at St Mary’s Church in Nottingham.

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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