Nottingham Trent University lived up to its home city’s lace making and textile heritage by winning six out of the eight awards up for grabs at last night’s Fashanne – Fashion Designers of the Future Awards.
Showcasing the fantastic fashion design talent in our universities Fashanne aims to connect the next generation with industry and has brought together some of Britain’s most iconic fashion and retail brands including Paul Smith, John Smedley, Pentland and Next to name but a few, to help foster and nurture these young designers.
The winners will now be offered internships and mentoring from their category sponsor, building long-term sustainable connections in a fiercely competitive industry.
Previous winners have gone onto design jobs with the likes of Hugo Boss, Boden, All Saints and Ted Baker.
Held at the beautiful St Mary’s Church in Nottingham, the evening played host to the great and the good from across the fashion and business worlds.
Joined by the legendary Patrick Grant of BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, journalist and TV presenter and founder of Fashanne, Anne Davies, took to the stage to welcome celebrity models amputee Sian Lord, double gold Paralympian Richard Whitehead MBE and drag artist Cheddar Gorgeous, who strutted the catwalk to the delight of guests. Championing diversity, equality, inclusivity and sustainability, the 2022 Fashanne Awards proved that the future of the fashion industry is in good hands .
Amongst the guests, Sir John Peace, Lord Lieutenant of Nottingham and ex-chairman of Burberry, and Her Grace, The Duchess of Rutland were seen to be enjoying the show and congratulating winners.
Her Grace, The Duchess of Rutland, and Fashanne Founder, Anne Davies
For a full list of winners, please have a look at fashanne.com; below are the winning six from Nottingham Trent university:
THE ATHLEISURE DESIGN AWARD – sponsored by Torque
Judge: Rebecca Jacobs, Head of Brand & Marketing
WINNER: Mia Fowler – Nottingham Trent University
THE COMMERCIAL DESIGN AWARD – sponsored by ITL – Intelligent Label Solutions Judge: Simon Phelps, European Sales & Marketing Director
WINNER: Ella Hannington – Nottingham Trent University
THE KNITWEAR DESIGN AWARD – sponsored by John Smedley
Judge: Chloe Cooper, Design Manager
WINNER: Emily Warne – Nottingham Trent University
THE MENSWEAR DESIGN AWARD – sponsored by Paul Smith
Judge: Giuliano Martello, Menswear Coordinator
WINNER: Jess Harrington – Nottingham Trent University
THE SUSTAINABILITY AWARD – sponsored by GreenEarth Cleaning
Judge: Garry Knox, Sustainability Director
WINNER: Rebecca Froggatt – Nottingham Trent University
THE WOMENSWEAR DESIGN AWARD – sponsored by NEXT
Judge: Zeph Logan, Directory Product Manager
WINNER: Hannah Bond – Nottingham Trent University