Fashion Fringe 10th Anniversary Report

Fashion Fringe 10th Anniversary Report

It was ten years of design passion and heartfelt artistry that set the foundations of our Fashion Fringe 10th Anniversary event on Tuesday 3rd December. Since its beginnings, Fashion Fringe has helped launched a host of designers into the industry, and through their hard work and natural eye for design, wholeheartedly left their mark on [...]

Fashion Fringe 10th Anniversary: An Interview with Corrie Nielsen

Fashion Fringe 10th Anniversary: An Interview with Corrie Nielsen

It’s been three years since Corrie Nielsen was hailed winner of Fashion Fringe after bringing her creativity to the catwalk in 2013. Choosing to combine pure design talent with rich historical inspiration, Nielsen’s work is bold, dramatic and innovative. In an interview with Fashion Fringe only days before the Fashion Fringe 10th Anniversary big reveal, she [...]

Fashion Fringe 10th Anniversary: An Interview with FYODOR GOLAN

Fashion Fringe 10th Anniversary: An Interview with FYODOR GOLAN

It’s Fyodor Podgomy and Golan Frydman who make up the creative force behind FYODOR GOLAN. Awarded the Fashion Fringe crown in 2011, the duo work with shape, texture and intricacies to produce collections that although fashion-forward in their delivery, are grounded in artistic foundations. Since their win, they’ve been embraced by the industry and with [...]

Fashion Fringe 10th Anniversary: An Interview with Haizhen Wang

Fashion Fringe 10th Anniversary: An Interview with Haizhen Wang

An individual who seems to capture the relationship between architecture and fashion beautifully in his work, Haizhen Wang is the most recent winner of Fashion Fringe. Putting a refreshing edge on womenswear, his work seems to embrace the tribal along with the futuristic. Despite it being just over a year since he won, he’s certainly [...]

Haizhen Wang AW13 Catwalk Show Report

Haizhen Wang AW13 Catwalk Show Report

Presenting at Somerset House on the closing day of London Fashion Week, Haizhen Wang’s debut solo show since being named Fashion Fringe winner was nothing short of impressive. Offering an array of beautiful pieces that stayed true to the Wang aesthetic, his AW13 collection married architecture with fashion and style with sophistication. Using again a [...]

July Newsletter 2013

12th July 2013 I am delighted to announce some very exciting news for Fashion Fringe. We are collaborating with Peroni Nastro Azzurro on an imaginative project this month called The House of Peroni. I was invited to The House of Peroni Press Night this week and was amazed by the extreme creativity and innovation of [...]

News 05.11.12: Fashion Fringe Accessories calls for entries!

6th November 2012, London – Fashion Fringe Accessories 2012 is now open for applications. With selection led and Chaired by Bruno Frisoni, Creative Director of Roger Vivier, legendary French Accessories company famed for elegance and glamour, the winner will be given the chance to work at the headquarters in Paris for six months. Frisoni will [...]

Calling all Fashion Illustrators!

Calling all Fashion Illustrators!

We have some exciting news for all you budding Fashion illustrators out there! ShopStyle.co.uk, Fashion Fringe Partner and the UK’s leading fashion shopping site, is looking for the best young illustrator to showcase their sketching skills in front of the fashion elite at our Final Catwalk Show, taking place on September 18th during London Fashion [...]

Introducing our first guest blogger: Josh Walker

Introducing our first guest blogger: Josh Walker

For almost nine years now, Fashion Fringe has been dedicated to unearthing the most promising talents in fashion and offering them an industry-recognised platform from which to transform their passions into a viable business. We recently re-launched the Fashion Fringe blog, bringing it front and centre of our sparkly new website, in a concerted effort to [...]

Scottish Fashion Awards

Scottish Fashion Awards

Last Monday the great and the good of the British Fashion industry congregated at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow for the annual Scottish Fashion Awards. We were absolutely delighted to see three Fringe Alumni nominated in different categories: Corrie Nielsen (Winner 2010): Best Use of Scottish Fabric by International Designer Alice Palmer (Finalist 2010): Scottish [...]

Meet Our 2012 Semi Finalists!

Meet Our 2012 Semi Finalists!

Today saw the announcement of our ten Semi-Finalists, shortlisted by Christopher Bailey for the 2012 Fashion Fringe award. Exciting times for us, but even more so for each of them. Our exceptionally talented ten are, in alphabetical order: Cornel Bolt (Cornel Bolt) Dobrowolski Af Rosenborg (Heta Dobrowolski & Caroline af Rosenborg) Dejan (Dejan Agatonovic) Fischer [...]

Fashion Fringe Hits the Road

Fashion Fringe Hits the Road

We’re going back to University! Because we know that some of the best and brightest fashion stars in the UK emerge from towns and cities far beyond London’s borders, we will be embarking on a regional tour of Britain between the 12th and the 20th of March. Like in previous years, Colin McDowell will be [...]

Nabil Nayal’s Fashion Fringe Blog: The Final Runway Show

Nabil Nayal’s Fashion Fringe Blog: The Final Runway Show

The journey through SS12 has been absolutely incredible.The highs, the lows and the in-betweens seem to unite and I am left with a warm feeling in my heart. Through the help and support of Fashion Fringe and the endless support of the panel including, to name a few, Claudia Schiffer, Anne Pitcher and Angela Quaintrell, [...]

FYODOR GOLAN’s Fashion Fringe Blog: The Final Runway Show

FYODOR GOLAN’s Fashion Fringe Blog: The Final Runway Show

This insane trip feels like it just started yesterday but now it is all a part of our history. Fyodor: I remember being sixteen years old in college in Latvia, burning with desire to somehow contact Colin and talk about fashion, show him my work and listen to what he would say. And now being [...]

Heidi’s Fashion Fringe Blog: The Final Runway Show

Heidi’s Fashion Fringe Blog: The Final Runway Show

The Saturday of the show was a surprisingly calm day for me. I just felt happy at the thought that I could shut off my brain from making garments for a while and just see the accumulation of all the work and intensity I’ve experienced in the last two months. The funny part was unpacking [...]

Going Gaga for Nabil Nayal

Going Gaga for Nabil Nayal

Legend of the pop scene, Lady Gaga, renowned for her outlandish style choices and experimental fashion, chose none other than Nabil Nayal when giving a feature interview to France’s ‘Sept à Huit’ lifestyle show on TF1 this weekend. Gaga’s styling team pulled a selection of looks from Nabil’s SS12 collection, ‘All the Riches She Deserves’, [...]

NEWS 18.05.12

ShopStyle.co.uk is an Online Partner for Fashion Fringe 2012 – Britain’s leading design talent platform and Britain’s leading fashion aggregator join forces to showcase the best British creative talent to online audiences – ShopStyle.co.uk, the UK’s leading online fashion shopping site announces that it is the official search engine dedicated to fashion for this year’s [...]

NEWS 22.05.12

Fashion Fringe 2012 Finalists announced by Christopher Bailey 22 May 2012 – Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey tonight announced the three designers he personally selected as Finalists for this year’s Fashion Fringe award at an intimate reception to celebrate the designers’ success, held at Burberry global headquarters Horseferry House in London. The three talented [...]

NEWS 09.05.12

Christopher Bailey announces Fashion Fringe 2012 Semi-Finalists Fashion Fringe, the emerging talent platform set up by Colin McDowell in association with IMG Fashion, today announced the ten Semi-Finalists for the 2012 award, selected by the project’s 2012 Chair, Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer of Burberry. Aspiring designers submitted applications throughout March and April, in the [...]

February Newsletter 2012

25th February 2012 LONDON FASHION WEEK AW12 London Fashion Week was exciting for Fashion Fringe.  Six of our past winners showed on the schedule (Basso & Brooke; Erdem; Aminaka Wilmont; JENA.THEO; Corrie Nielsen and FYODOR GOLAN) with FYODOR GOLAN getting a front page photograph in The Independent and the Scottish issue of The Times. This [...]

NEWS 08.03.12

Christopher Bailey announced as Chair for Fashion Fringe 2012 & 2013 Fashion Fringe, one of the leading platforms supporting emerging fashion talent in the UK, today announced that Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer, will sit as Chair for the award for the next two years. The announcement coincides with 2012 applications for the award, [...]

NEWS 29.02.12

London & Partners gets business “in the bag” for London at International Confex 2012 London & Partners, the official promotional organisation for London, has teamed up with Fashion Fringe, the annual award platform finding and supporting emerging fashion talent in London, to create stylish limited edition London bags. The exclusive bags will be given to [...]

NEWS 17.01.12

Fashion Fringe heads back to University with UK Regional Road Show Fashion Fringe will be embarking on a regional tour of Britain between the 12th and the 20th of March 2012 – coinciding with the call for applications for the 2012 Fashion Fringe award, which opens on 12th March. Fashion Fringe and Colin McDowell, along [...]

Fashion Fringe Newsletter: October 2011

DOWNLOAD PDF NEWSLETTER   We seem to have had a very busy time at Fashion Fringe in the last few weeks but I am not complaining. They have been stimulating and enjoyable… VOGUE FASHION’S NIGHT OUT Let’s start with Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, where a selection of our past winners showcased looks on live models [...]

NEWS 28.09.11

FYODOR GOLAN to exhibit winning Fashion Fringe collection in Paris The winning designers of this year’s Fashion Fringe award, FYODOR GOLAN, are travelling to Paris this week to exhibit and sell their collection at the ZipZone trade show. The design duo, comprising Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman, will be showcasing their full winning Fashion Fringe [...]

Fashion Fringe May 2011

Newsletter coming soon! Finalists have now been selected – see ‘Events’ section for more information.

Fashion Fringe Newsletter April 2011

Entering our eighth year of Fashion Fringe we are feeling in good shape. In February we had nine Fashion Fringe alumni showing in London Fashion Week, in addition to our winners Basso & Brooke, Erdem, Aminaka Wilmont, Eun Jeong, JENA.THEO and Corrie Nielsen.    It is a tough world out there and we are doing [...]

Fashion Fringe Newsletter January 2011

At the beginning of 2011 I want to share with you all a letter I received just before Christmas from one of our finalists.  It read:                 “I have been finding it hard to find the right words to express my gratitude to you, for the amazing opportunity you have given me.  Fashion Fringe has [...]

28.02.11 – Fashion Fringe Accessories final call for entries

FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES for Fashion Fringe Accessories 2011   28th February 2011, London – This week is the final week for submission of entries for the Fashion Fringe 2011 Accessories platform, chaired by Bruno Frisoni, Creative Director of Roger Vivier, legendary French shoe company famed for elegance and glamour.  There are only five days [...]

Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden Newsletter October 2010

We knew that Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden 2010 had to be special.  After all, as our Chair, John Galliano was taking part in London Fashion Week for the first time since he left London for Paris 18 years ago – although still a regular ‘unofficial’ visitor to the city he continues to love.  So, [...]

Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden Newsletter – 2nd August 2010

It seems a long time ago but the memory certainly hasn’t faded.  The night when we hosted John Galliano in London in his first public appearance here as the Chair of Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden. We were all very proud and happy, justifiably too, I think. There has been so much talk about getting [...]

Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden Newsletter

The dead end days of August, when warm seas and velvet nights beckon, and work is put on hold. Not with Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden, however, our four Finalists are hard at it in their studios provided in Curtain Road by the London College of Fashion. Under the watchful eye of the technical experts [...]

Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden Newsletter

HAPPY NEW YEAR Are things really becoming scary, or are we all (including multi-million dollar fashion empires) scaring ourselves? Difficult to say but there does seem to be a collective hysteria sweeping through the fashion world and it will surely do nothing but harm in the long term – especially, perhaps, to young British designers, [...]