Fashion Fringe has become one of the most well-known design competitions in the world offering young fashion talent the chance to win a whopping £100,000 towards the establishment of their very own fashion label. In just 7 days’ time submissions will be closed and a shortlist of 10 designers will be selected by this year’s Fashion Fringe Chair, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey.
After a nail-biting ‘Technical-Day’ and interview with the FF board, three finalists will be selected to battle it out on the catwalk at London Fashion Week and the winner will be announced with fanfare after the three shows have been presented to the fash-pack. With such a fantastic opportunity to grab the attention of global fashion editors, one thing you can be sure of is that the competition will be rife.
And offering more than just 15 seconds of fame, the prize also includes a two year development package including funding, mentoring and an equipped studio space at LFW venue Somerset House. Aside from these obvious benefits, the winner will join the super successful FF alumni. Victors over the past 9 years have included Basso & Brooke, Erdem, Corrie Nielsen and Fyodor Golan while previous FF Chairs have included Donatella Versace, Roland Mouret and John Galliano.
What’s more although a working UK Visa is required, applicants do not need any formal qualifications to enter the competition offering the handy seamstresses and budding designers out there the chance to get involved. So what are you waiting for? With a weekend of never-ending drizzle ahead, you will have plenty of time to polish your application!
To submit your work, go to www.fashionfringe.co.uk/apply before the deadline on 27th of April.