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Fashion lovers prepare for Nottingham Award Ceremony


I'm excited to say that this years Fashanne awards are just around the corner.

Held at the beautiful St Mary's Church in Nottingham's historic Lace Market. Fashanne is the East Midlands fashion awards for students and celebrates the most exciting new talent in the country within stunning surroundings.

Founded by BBC TV presenter Anne Davies (the clue is in the name!), Fashanne is a fashion award ceremony for third year students from six East Midlands-based universities. inspiring student finalists to even greater successes as they begin their careers. 

The event will see students put their styling and design skills to the test while being judged by a panel of judges made up of fashion, style, film and media experts including past winners, academics and industry leaders. 

I went along to the event last year which promises a great evening of fashion. 

It was recently announced that TV personality and designer royalty, Patrick Grant is to be lead judge this year.  Renowned for his appearance on the popular BBC programme, The Great British Sewing Bee, is the latest in a line of celebrities to join the East Midland’s emerging fashion talent at the annual Awards on 21st June in Nottingham.

Alongside Patrick this year are Paralympic double Gold Medallist, Richard Whitehead MBE and BBC weather presenter, Lucy Martin. They will both be strutting their stuff on the catwalk in support of the show’s pioneering move to champion inclusion and diversity in the fashion industry.

Patrick, one of six high profile judges, is delighted to be part of this innovative and exciting event. He said: "We have an amazing record of producing creative talent in this country. I'm thrilled to be supporting the next generation at this year's Fashanne Awards in Nottingham."

The East Midlands Student Awards is now in its third year and is the first awards event to showcase the very best in fashion talent across the region.  

Anne Davies added: “We are delighted to have Patrick on board as our lead judge. Patrick’s talent is obvious and with such a fantastic career in the industry as well as on TV, many fashion students already see him as a great source of inspiration.”

“It is also a great honour to welcome our guest models this year who are living proof that it is our uniqueness that makes us special.  Creativity, diversity and inclusion are the bench marks of these awards and we hope that our audience on the night of June 21st will be cheering them all the way.”

Previous years awards went on to  feature in Tatler. Last year the awards were bigger and better than ever with the number of awards being presented extended from 2 to 5 

Fashanne will bring together students, business and the general public at St Mary’s Church in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter for a night to remember.  And watch out for some fabulous prizes as the Awards help to raise funds for Rainbows Children’s Hospice.

To purchase your tickets for The East Midlands Student Fashion Awards 2018, visit – Fashanne

Love T x

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