The Fashanne Awards began in 2016 to provide a showcase for the design talent that abounds in our universities and to give the next generation a helping hand into the world of work.
Based in the East Midlands – not only the heart of the country but historically the heart of clothing, textile and shoe manufacture, these awards pitch the best 3rd year fashion design students against each other – all under one roof.
Fashanne attracts high level and sustained support from industry, universities and opinion makers with substantial media attention, TV, radio, print and social.
The aim of these awards is to be:
Participating universities choose their most talented students for the Fashanne Awards. Each university may enter 2 students per award category. The criteria for each award category will be submitted to the course leaders. All students taking part are automatically entered for the 2 special awards as well, namely - The People's Choice (public vote) Award and The Daniel Hanson Award for Excellence.
There will be 9 Fashanne Award categories for 2023, which are; Womenswear Design, Designer Menswear, High Street Menswear, Textile Design, Knitwear Design, Footwear & Accessory Design, Commercial Design, Sustainability and Athleisure Design. Also, The People’s Choice Award and The Daniel Hanson Award for Excellence.
We are very much planning a live event for 2023. A few weeks prior to the awards, the finalists will be asked to submit some 2D work (to include portfolio and some video footage) to Fashanne - specific details of requirements are available from the course leaders. Each entry will be listed on this website and voting will be enabled for the People's Choice Award. Every student taking part will be required to have1- 2 complete outfits for the catwalk show. It is to be noted that judging will be from the 2D work submitted prior to the event. Textiles/Footwear & Accessories will also feature in the catwalk show - we will adapt where necessary!
Each winner will receive a Fashanne Award; a certificate; prize money of £200; and, for the sponsored awards, a paid internship with the sponsor of that particular award.
In 2022 we were joined by Gold Paralympian Richard Whitehead MBE, Inspirational Speaker and De Monfort University Graduate Sian Green-Lord and the fabulous Cheddar Gorgeous and we very much hope they will join us again in 2023.
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Georgie Lee University of Northampton
Sofie Nikl University of Derby
Kwok Hei-Tung Nottingham Trent University
Natasha Finlay University of Northampton
Kaya Vaughan-Walcott De Montfort University
Parasato Qalandari University of Derby
Anika Vo University of Derby
Paulina Golovasovaite De Montfort University
Dominica Buonasorte University of Derby
Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award Ciara Pontin (Nottingham Trent University)
Winner of the People’s Choice Award Nicole Stavrou (De Montfort University)
Footwear & Accessory Design Award &
The People’s Choice Award
Stephanie Douglas (De Montfort University)
Freya Whittaker (University of Derby)
Alice Beadle (Nottingham Trent University)
Aoife Thomas (Nottingham Trent University)
Bethany Martin (University of Northampton)
Ellish Pick (Nottingham Trent University)
Kieran Pathak-Mould (De Montfort University)
Footwear & Accessory Design
Loren Buckingham (University of Northampton)
The People’s Choice Award
Mollie Ann Crabtree (University of Northampton)
Judge’s Choice Award
Alexey Morozov (University of Derby)
Charlotte Yates (Nottingham Trent University)
Textile/ Footwear & Accessory Design
Emma Garner (Loughborough University)