Application for 2012 has now closed. 2013 dates will be announced early next year. In the meantime, the below will provide a guide on our annual application process. If you wish to be added to our mailing list to be amongst the first to hear about the 2013 Award, email your details to us.
How do I apply for Fashion Fringe?
Fashion Fringe looks for an ability to demonstrate determination and courage as well as design creativity, underlined by strong business acumen.
There are two main elements to the application process:
1. The Application
Designers are asked to complete an application form and produce drawings for a capsule collection of 12-15 Womenswear looks for the following year’s Spring/Summer season. The collection designed will include sketches and flat drawings for each look, a minimum of 8 full-colour illustrations of finished designs, fabric swatches and full production costings. Some applicants also included a summary of idea development and inspiration – though this is not a mandatory component, it is useful at selection stage.
This portfolio and application must adhere to the full terms and conditions of entry.
2. The Interview
From all applicants, ten short-listed Semi-Finalists are invited to London to take part in a technical day at the London College of Fashion, followed by a day of interviews with the judging panel and or Chair of Fashion Fringe for that year. At this interview, applying designers present their portfolios and introduce at least one finished garment (or toile) from the proposed collection.
Successful Finalists will be notified within a week of the interview selection day.
For more information on the criteria for entry and what we look for, read our FAQ section.