Now in its 10th year the annual Midlands Fashion Awards promotes, celebrates and supports fashion talent from the Midlands and surrounding areas.
Launched by Jenny Eason a decade ago in Birmingham, the awards provide a much-needed platform for the diverse and exciting Midlands fashion scene to present creative ideas and get noticed and this year is set to be the biggest ceremony to date. This year’s awards is scheduled to take place at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, CBSO Centre in Birmingham on Friday the 20th October 2017 is open to up and coming and established fashion and accessory designers, stylists, make-up artists, photographers and models.
Each category will be judged by a panel of industry experts from leading fashion organisations, hair and make-up experts, fashion stylists, emerging photographers, model agencies and retailers.
Jenny Eason said,
With 11 categories this year our aim is to encourage and promote fashion and creative individuals; to support excellence and champion fashion and creative talents from across Birmingham and the Midlands region
This Year’s Categories are:
Independent Fashion Designer of the Year
Emerging Designer of the Year
Accessory Designer of the Year
Young Fashion Designer of the Year (Graduates)
Professional Hair Stylist of the Year
Rising Star Award (Hairstylists)
Professional Make-up Artist of the Year
Rising Star Award (Make-up Artist)
Professional/ Non-professional Fashion Stylist of the Year
Fashion Photographer of the Year
Model of the Year
As well as receiving a Midlands Fashion Award Trophy of Excellence, category winners will gain catwalk exposure, mentoring opportunities from industry professionals, promotion and exposure in the press and social media alongside the opportunity to network and collaborate. Previous MFA winners and participants have gone on to showcase at Fashion Week’s around the globe as well as gain prestigious press coverage and stockists.