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The Judges

Patrick Grant

Fashion Expert & TV Presenter

LEAD JUDGE

“Britain’s design schools have an extraordinary track record in developing world leading fashion talent. I am delighted to be supporting and promoting the next generation at this year’s Fashanne Awards in Nottingham.”

Patrick’s career in fashion has spanned over a decade. In 2005, after leaving a career in Engineering, he took over as Director at Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons.

He won much praise for his work there including being named Retailer of the Yearat the 2008 Scottish Fashion Awards. In December 2010 he won the Menswear Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards and in May 2015 he was awarded the BFC/ GQ Designer Menswear Fund both for his work on menswear brand E. Tautz which he re-launched in 2009. In 2012 he began working in collaboration with Debenhams on the brand Hammond & Co which launched in 2013. It has gone on to be the most successful designer collaboration in the department store’s history, now selling in over 150 stores across 6 countries. In 2015 he purchased the ailing Blackburn clothing manufacturer Cookson & Clegg, saving the factory from closure. This was followed in 2016 with the launch of social enterprise Community Clothing in response to the extreme challenges facing the British clothing and textile manufacturing industry earning him support and praise from across the political spectrum.

Frequently appearing in best dressed lists in the UK, he has been a regular fixture in GQ’s 50 Best Dressed Men and was also named in Esquire Magazine’s Most Stylish Men in the World. In 2016 he made the Business of Fashion 500 index of the most influential people in global fashion. Patrick is a regular on television and radio as a commentator on the British fashion, clothing and textile industries. He has been a contributor to several major television documentaries including Savile RowHarris Tweed, and The Perfect Suit, but is best known for his role in the BBC2 Series The Great British Sewing Bee, for which he was nominated for the 2017 National Television Awards. He has written on diverse subjects for many titles including GQ, The Financial Times and The Times. His book ‘Original Man’ was published by Gestalten in 2014. He is a regular lecturer at schools and colleges. In 2013 he was made an Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University’s School of Business and Society. Since 2015 Patrick has appeared in both Who’s Who and Debrett’s People of Today. In 2016 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).

Anne Davies talks to Patrick Grant 2021

Rebekah Fenwick

Senior Designer, Pentland Brands

JUDGE for the Footwear & Accessory Design Award

Rebekah Fenwick is a Senior Designer at Pentland Brands, who has worked across its global brands, to include Ellesse and Berghaus. Since graduating from De Montfort University with a degree in Footwear Design in 2002, Rebekah has gained 20 years experience in research, development and product design, also working for international footwear retailer Clarks in Somerset for 10 years.

A lover of the outdoors, she seeks inspiration through travelling and reconnecting with nature.
Sustainability is a key focus in her professional life as well home life.

Katie Greenyer talks about what she is looking for when judging the Footwear & Accessories Award

Zeph Logan

Directory Product Manager, NEXT

JUDGE for the Womenswear Design Award

Zeph has worked at Next for the last 8 years with a specialism in styling and managing the directory and online imagery for the womenswear business, liaising across internal departments covering trend, e-commerce and in store key looks to bring the Next product to life in front of the consumer.

Previous roles have included Design Director at Tommy Hilfiger Denim (based in Amsterdam) Nike Womenswear Design and 4 years in Hong Kong working in trend led fashion for the high street in UK and USA.

Having graduated from Derby university in Fashion Studies, Zeph’s passion for womenswear design and drive to learn new skills has taken her around the world working for brands, suppliers and high street companies, with over 20 years experience.

Zeph Logan talks about what she is looking for when judging the Womenswear Design Award

Giuliano Martello

Menswear Coordinator, Paul Smith

JUDGE for the Menswear Design Award

Giuliano is the coordinator for Paul Smith men’s First Line – one of the UK’s leading independent fashion brands. His role involves working in close partnership with the Paul Smith design team, and overseeing design development, production and sales. His responsibilities also include working closely with the Japanese licensees who are responsible for producing the Paul Smith, Japan Collection label.

He has over thirty years of experience in the clothing industry, having graduated from The Scottish College of Textiles, Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh.

Giuliano Martello talks about what he is looking for when judging the Menswear Design Award.

Simon Phelps

European Sales & Marketing Director, ITL Group

JUDGE for the Commercial Design Award

Now in his 10th year At ITL, Simon has spent his entire career in clothing labels and packaging, working with a wide range of brands, retailers and product suppliers to help them maximise brand identity and share messages about their products.

A reluctant expert in all things labelling, he has witnessed first-hand  some of the biggest changes in the global fashion supply chain including the industry’s sudden move to off-shore sourcing in the mid 90’s, the introduction of fast fashion and more recently, the essential focus on sustainability and circularity.

When not checking out swing tickets in local clothes shops, Simon spends his time advising brands and retailers on various labelling and packaging challenges and guiding ITL’s RFID and sustainability strategies.  Simon says, “Labels are the forgotten heroes in our clothes and the first point of contact between brand and consumer. They are the means by which we identify value, brand integrity and authenticity. Going forward though, Labels can become even more important to brands and retailers as they can create digital identities for products at an item level and help inform customers about an item’s origin, specification and availability.”

Sabine Watson talks about what she is looking for when judging the Commercial Design Award.

Garry Knox

Sustainability Director, GreenEarth Cleaning

JUDGE for the Sustainability Award

Garry Knox has been the Sustainability Director since 2014, following ten years service with U.K. GreenEarth affiliate, Johnson Cleaners.

Garry’s background has mainly been in Retail Marketing, including roles at leading U.K. retailers Marks and Spencer and Littlewoods.  He became a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire. Garry is also on the board of the Association of Suppliers to The British Clothing Industry (ASBCI).

Garry Knox talks about what he is looking for when judging the Sustainability Award.

Chloe Cooper

Design Manager, John Smedley

JUDGE for the Knitwear Design Award

Chloe is Design Manager at John Smedley where she is responsible for new development projects, in addition to designing the womenswear collections. In her role Chloe is based within the company’s Derbyshire factory where she works closely with Product Development and Production teams, and so has gained particularly in-depth knowledge of the intricacies involved in knitwear development.

As a designer Chloe has creative flair for innovative stitch development; she has previously sold swatch designs to companies worldwide including Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, DVF and Calvin Klein.

At John Smedley Chloe’s focus is on quality and craftsmanship – an advocate of ethical and sustainable practices she designs for longevity and is a proud champion of the British fashion and textile manufacturing industry.

Jess Mcguire-Dudley talks about what she is looking for when judging the Knitwear Design Award.

Rebecca Jacobs

Head of Brand & Marketing, Torque

JUDGE for the Athleisure Design Award

Rebecca is Head of Brand and Marketing at Torque and has been with the business for over five years. Her breadth of experience and drive has aided her transformation of the company’s digital and marketing functions, and Torque’s profile within the industry has grown accordingly – coinciding with a period of strong growth.

Rebecca cut her teeth in marketing for a retail start-up. She continued her early career client-side within the retail industry, including spells for Tesco and Hiscox on their direct to consumer products. Always one for a new challenge, she moved agency-side managing high profile accounts such as Ford and Jaguar Land Rover before her eventual arrival at Torque.

Rebecca’s love for fashion and passion for ethical and environmental issues and transformation places her perfectly to take on the challenges of the coming years.

Katie Greenyer

Creative Talent & Network Director, Pentland Brands

JUDGE of the Textile Design Award

Katie Greenyer is a creative mind, business leader and producer of innovative design. With a distinctive style and experience in creative disciplines across fashion and culture, Katie is a widely-respected, inimitable member of the creative community.

Born in Colchester, Essex, Katie’s first steps in the design world were taken with Red or Dead; the cult fashion footwear brand acquired by The Pentland Group in 1996. After pursuing a degree in Fine Art Printed Textiles at Liverpool School of Art in 1989, Katie worked with some of the most formative names in fashion, from luxury (Vivienne Westwood, Benny Ong, Paul Costello and Christian Lacroix) to high street (Next, Jigsaw, Dr. Martens and French Connection).

Now Creative Talent & Network Director at Pentland Brands, Katie continues to manage the creative direction of Red or Dead while leading a global design team that generates campaigns for some of the world’s best-loved sports, fashion and outdoor brands. Her role has seen her deliver award-winning workplace environments that inspire performance, creativity and collaboration in locations from London to Hong Kong.

Katie’s eye for high-functioning interiors has aided her in creating unique installations for high profile brands and events. Most recently, Katie delivered an exhibition in collaboration with outdoor brand Berghaus for London Design Week, which welcomed 35,000 visitors and featured in national media.

Katie’s unique flair for identifying exceptional talent coupled with an ability to foster and develop new careers has allowed her to make her mark on the creative industry. As a trustee of the Saturday Club and an Honorary Fellow of Plymouth University, Katie uses her enduring relationships with educators and institutions across the nation to support young people with the ambition to achieve a career in design.

Katie is a valued ambassador; she currently holds the position of World President of the Textile Institute, a Cordwainer liveryman with freedom of the City of London and a mentor for Graduate Fashion week.

With unparalleled creative insight, Katie is an undeniably innovative artistic force.

Nicholas Hanson

Creative Director, Daniel Hanson

JUDGE for the Daniel Hanson Memorial Award

Nicholas ‘grew up on the cutting table’, where he learnt to machine and hand sew at a very young age. During years of substantial growth for his father’s internationally recognised manufacture and design business, his after school hours were spent at his father’s factory.

Growing up, he worked in one of England’s most important vertical mills; ‘Abraham moons’, studied a Bespoke Tailoring apprenticeship on Savile Row, and subsequently earned his place at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp where he studied both fashion design & ‘in-situ’ fine art.

He graduated in 2018, choosing to continue his work within his father’s prestigious business as a sample cutter. He is now the Creative Director at Daniel Hanson.

In Memory of

Daniel Hanson

Designer & Consultant

**For Fashanne 2022, there will be a special award, “The Daniel Hanson Award”, in memory of Daniel. This will be awarded to the student demonstrating ‘excellence and passion’, which is what Daniel was all about.**

Daniel Hanson was a designer and professional consultant with top-quality UK workshop/manufacturing capacity. He has worked with many high profile organisations and clothing and textile industry ‘Brands’ over the past 35 years.

Specific areas of expertise include men’s and women’s nightwear, personal furnishings and accessories; men’s fully hand canvassed tailored clothing; traditional Japanese kimono and associated clothing; towels and towelling products. Such expertise covers the design process, practical construction as well as production knowledge. Adjacent to the aforementioned is a career-long involvement of fabric design, weaving techniques, colouring, dyeing and finishing, with a ‘specific love’ for jacquard patterning.

The Daniel Hanson handwriting is contemporary, heritage based, slightly formal and with a strong ‘attitude’ that reflects current trend but is not subservient to fashion. As an established Company that designs, manufactures and supplies branded product to quality retail Stores; Daniel Hanson has also developed and manufactured private label product ranges for numerous brands and has recently completed 265 kimono and Samurai outfits for 47 Ronin (a recently released Keanu Reeves film). A substantial period was spent working in design education in the 1980’s which included lecturing part-time at the Royal College of Art for 3years. Between 1989 and 1991, he was Course Leader and Principal Lecturer in Fashion Design at Nottingham Trent University. Prior to which he worked in the industry primarily as a jeans, sportswear and menswear designer following graduation from Derby College of Art with a diploma in fashion design in 1979.

Daniel Hanson lived in Nottingham with his family. This is where the company and its workshop are based. He regularly worked in London, New York, Paris, Milan and Austria in a consultancy capacity.