Next event: July 2021
Online Awards


The Awards

Fashanne champions talent, diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

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:

  • a byword for emerging talent
  • a conduit for employability
  • and THE place to see the very best designers of the future.

Who takes part?

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 automatically are entered for the special award as well, namely - The People's Choice (public vote) Award.

Award Categories 2021

There will be 8 Fashanne Award categories for 2021, which are; Womenswear Design, Menswear Design, Textile Design, Knitwear Design, Footwear & Accessory Design, Commercial Design, Sustainability and Athleisure Design. Also, The People’s Choice Award.

Judging process

As we are going online this year, each finalist will be sending their 2D work (to include portfolio and some video footage) to Fashanne - specific details of requirements are available from the course leaders. Every student taking part will be listed on our website with details of their designs, this will also serve as a platform for The People's Choice Award - the public can vote for their favourite. The panel of fashion industry experts will have access to the students' 2D work for judging and will all provide individual feedback according to the set criteria. The results will be announced throughout the FILM, which Fashanne will be producing with the aim to be shown in July 2021.

2021 entries: How to film your designs, some good examples here. Please be as creative as possible.

What do the Winners win?

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.

Guest Models

In 2018 we were joined by Gold Paralympian Richard Whitehead MBE, Inspirational Speaker and De Monfort University Graduate Sian Green-Lord and BBC’s Weather Presenter Lucy Martin and we very much hope they will join us again in 2022.

Past Winners

           Fashanne 2020


Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award  Ciara Pontin (Nottingham Trent University)

Fashanne 2018


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)

Fashion Design
Freya Whittaker (University of Derby)

Knitwear Design
Alice Beadle (Nottingham Trent University)

Textile Design
Aoife Thomas (Nottingham Trent University)

Fashanne 2017

Fashion Design
Bethany Martin (University of Northampton)

Knitwear Design
Ellish Pick (Nottingham Trent University)

Textile Design
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)

Fashanne 2016

Fashion/Knitwear Design
Charlotte Yates (Nottingham Trent University)

Textile/ Footwear & Accessory Design
Emma Garner (Loughborough University)