Here are the Midlands Fashion Awards winners!

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On Friday 20th October, at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham, the recipients of the 10th annual Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA) were announced.

Celebrating creative fashion talent from across the region, the evening catwalk and awards event was hosted by Capital FM Presenter, Katy Poulsom.

With nine categories, the awards recognize, inspire and promote the wealth of talent across the Midlands ranging from design and make-up to photography.

For the 10th anniversary the MFA’s partnered with Style Birmingham magazine to offer multiple winners the opportunity to work on fashion shoots at our studio. Winners were also awarded with a MFA trophy and the opportunity to gain further media exposure.

Along with a drinks reception courtesy of the Edgbaston Boutique Hotel, guests were also treated to some live music courtesy of Julian Smith, saxophonist and Britain’s Got Talent 2009 finalist along with the catwalk show and awards ceremony.

Founder & Managing Director of the Midlands Fashion Awards Jenny Eason said:

We wish everyone who took part all the very best and look forward to seeing what they have in store for us in the near future.

The judging panel comprised of Jenny Eason, Founder & Managing Director of the MFA, Debra Hepburn, Founder & Managing Director of Young British Designers, Andrew Riley, Editor in Chief at Style Birmingham Magazine, Matt Roden, Head Tailor at Clements & Church and MFA2016 winner Helen Howe, Helen Howe Atelier.

All had an opportunity to interview and preview all the finalists’ collections before the catwalk show in order to help them to decide on the winners and runners up.

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Check out the winners below!

YOUNG DESIGNERS

  1. Harriet Eccleston
  2. Daisy Burt
  3. Joseph Storer

EMERGING

  1. Natasha Smith
  2. Harriet Kjellman
  3. Sophia Clark

INDEPENDENT DESIGNER

  1. Dionne Reeves
  2. Kashane Swaby
  3. Dolls of Decadence

ACCESSORY

  1. Refined Delux
  2. Amilu
  3. Tide Jewellery

MAKE UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  1. Sarah Spence
  2. Sana Rashid
  3. Kate Reynolds

RISING STAR MAKE UP ARTIST

Suzie Gee

RISING STAR FASHION STYLIST

Luisa Hackney

HAIRSTYLIST OF THE YEAR

  1. Jamie Richards at Jamie Does Hair
  2. Ayesha Kalyan

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

  1. Georgia Roberts
  2. Nicole Lovell
  3. Fiona Cole

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