New Designer Awards

New Designer Awards in association with Fashion Enter / Fashion Capital and Finery

Launched just this year the New Designer Awards has been developed in recognition of commercial design excellence within the fashion industry.

The award is presented with the aim of supporting the future development of apparel manufacturing, the professional skills we want to continue to grow and nurture, and offers all applicants an opportunity to enhance their own profile and professional standing.

This curated display will feature the top 3 designs, as determined by the professional judging panel, and the overall winner will be announced at the show on 27th June.

These top 3 designs will be made up by one of our Award sponsors; Fashion Enter is a not for profit social enterprise and centre of excellence for sampling, grading, production and skills development within the fashion and textiles industry.

Another sponsor, and provider of a key part of the winners prize, is Finery; a London based brand with a rich cultural interest and attitude. They are a thinking woman’s fashion label; built by and for women of character, who are both interested and interesting. They are driven by a desire to create clothes that are made with love and care, and want women to be re-inspired by the British high-street.

So, be inspired yourself, and make sure that you take a look at the future of commercial design today!

This award will highlight the depth and diversity of the winner’s design and creative skills, and will feature a £750 prize, a special bursary for a Fashion Enter Technical Academy short course and a design interview with a leading fashion brand! The competition is now open and the closing date for entries has been extended!

Full details including how to enter can be found here.

The competition will be judged by an invited panel of industry experts, including Caren Downie and Harold Tillman, CBE, and the winner will be announced at the show on 27th-28th June at Olympia, London.