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April 29th-30th, 2020
St Mary’s Church, Nottingham


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 (a student maybe entered for more than 1 award). The criteria for each award category will be submitted to the course leaders.

Award Categories 2020

There will be 8 Fashanne Award categories for 2020, which are; Womenswear, Menswear, Textiles, Knitwear, Footwear & Accessories, Commercial, Sustainability and Athleisure. Also, 2 further awards: The People’s Choice Award and The Daniel Hanson Award.

Judging process

Each finalist will exhibit their designs at St Mary’s Church, Nottingham in the days leading up to the main Awards event on 30th April 2020. The panel of fashion industry experts will view the exhibition and judge the students’ portfolios and designs according to the set criteria. Entrants may be called to answer questions. The results are announced at the main event where the winning students will be presented their awards.

What do the Winners win?

Each winner win be presented with a Fashanne Award on the evening by our Founder Anne Davies, the head judge and the sponsor. They will also receive a cheque for £500 and a paid internship with the sponsor of that particular award. All winners will automatically become members of The Fashanne Academy.

Guest Models

Last year 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 can confirm that Sian and Lucy are joining us again in 2020.

Past Winners

Fashanne 2018

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)