“Fashion is so much more than clothes…it’s about the way we think, the aspirations we harbor, the way we live and the way we want to live. It’s about our future as much as our present and our past, and to reach out to the next generation in the best way possible is possibly the only way of ensuring that that future is what we all want it to be.”
The Fashanne Awards, founded by Anne Davies, 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.
Please have a look at this short film on what the awards are all about…..