Q&A with Scarlett Simpson – Winner of the 2023 High Street Menswear Award, sponsored by Next.
Q: How did you first hear about Fashanne – Fashion Designers of the Future Awards?
A: I first heard of the Fashanne Awards when Anne Davies, founder of the Fashanne Awards, came to visit Nottingham Trent University to present the idea of the Awards. I had also seen some images and social media content on previous 3rd years design accounts but wasn’t so aware of the amazing prizes and industry exposure the awards had to offer.
Q: Why did you decide to get involved with the Fashanne Awards?
A: Anne was amazing in presenting (funnily enough!) the awards to us students in a very compelling format, mentioning it was an awards ceremony that was only accessible for a select range of universities across the Midlands and thus a likely opportunity to be awarded prizes and internship opportunities. Nottingham Trent University also mentioned these awards early on in our 3rd year, which allowed us time to figure out which of our final projects could fit into the relevant Fashanne Awards categories.