One of the most exciting moments for us at Fashion Fringe is seeing our fledglings fly solo.
Each February, our winning designer (or design duo) from the previous September takes their own solo slot on the London Fashion Week schedule to showcase their next collection after Fashion Fringe. This is often their first opportunity to showcase their full capabilities as a stand-alone designer to the fashion world.
Our winners reside in the Fashion Fringe Studios at Somerset House for two years, which sees them through four seasons after their Fashion Fringe Award. Every season, our designers make a decision as to whether to show, host a presentation or showcase their collection by other means. Fashion Fringe continues to support each of our designers through ongoing business mentoring and attendance at Fashion Week shows as their collections develop.
It is always exciting to see what each of them has in store each season and to watch their aesthetic mature.