We're sure you know by now that last week we opened the gates at Grazia towers for Fash Factor so that budding designers could 'speed pitch' their work to an esteemed judging panel including designers Roland Mouret, Peter Jensen, Liberty’s Head of Fashion Buying & Merchandising Stephen Ayres, Grazia’s Editor-In-Chief Jane Bruton and Fashion Director Susannah Frankel. We covered it from all angles via our live blog on the day, but you can now see even more of the action in the video of highlights above.
Designer Peter Jensen said on the day: 'I was looking to see core talent, and something new. I see it as a point of view as a designer, not a buyer, journalist or editor. I see it as is it good work, is it new work?' While Grazia's editor in chief Jane Bruton said: 'It was so exciting to come to work this morning and see the queue around the block and to come and judge with Peter Jensen and Roland Mouret – great designers who I’m sure the people in the queue were desperate to meet. We saw some really exciting things, some mad things, some things that had us scratching our heads but some things that made us genuinely excited and get a few butterflies inside.'
We have now announced that the five shortlisted designers who will return tomorrow to talk through their designs in more detail are Kirandeep Bassan, Judy Zhang, Cassandra Verity Green, Sarah Eyton and Karen Mabon. Remember you can also still design your own BlackBerry cover on fashfactor.com, where you can put style into your dial with chic liberty prints. So head over to fashfactor.com to get creative!
The winner of Fash factor 2013 will be announced in Grazia magazine on 23rd July. You can catch up on all the day’s action at www.fashfactor.com and watch the video highlights of the day above.