Next Live Event: 22nd June 2023

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. 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.

Award Categories 2023

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.

Judging process

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!

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 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.

Past Winners

     Fashanne 2021

Athleisure Design Award

Georgie Lee University of Northampton

Commercial Design Award

Sofie Nikl University of Derby

Footwear & Accessory Design Award

Kwok Hei-Tung Nottingham Trent University

Textile Design Award

Natasha Finlay University of Northampton

Knitwear Design Award

Kaya Vaughan-Walcott De Montfort University

Womenswear Design Award

Parasato Qalandari University of Derby

Menswear Design Award

Anika Vo University of Derby

The People’s Choice Award

Paulina Golovasovaite De Montfort University

Sustainability Award

Dominica Buonasorte University of Derby

           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)