Where It All Happens

Where It All Happens

There’s nothing quite like entering the workspace of a designer. A focus of inspiration and dedication, the studio is where it all happens and it’s no different with our Finalists. With their collections almost complete, the look book shoot just hours away and their London Fashion Week show around the corner, the designers’ LCF Curtain Road [...]

Shopstyle Mentoring Session

Shopstyle Mentoring Session

As part of their business mentoring programme, the Fashion Fringe Finalists were recently invited to attend a series of mentor talks hosted by Shopstyle at the atmospheric, beautiful Shoreditch House. In an inspiring and informative morning, Tamara Sender, Senior Fashion Analyst of Mintel, Julian Whitehead and Debra Hepburn, founders of Young British Designers, and Sarah [...]

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 [...]

John Rushworth: Designing Identity

John Rushworth: Designing Identity

If there’s anyone who knows the in’s and out’s of developing an identity, it’s John Rushworth. An experienced graphic designer and partner of the internationally renowned Pentagram, he’s a mentor for the Fashion Fringe Finalists in the creation of their brand identity. Sitting in the sleek, stunning London offices, the creative hub of Pentagram seemed [...]

Vita’s Blog: Olympics and ‘relaxation’ time

Vita’s Blog: Olympics and ‘relaxation’ time

Time ticks on and as I start to tick more and more tasks off the massive white list on my pin-board, and more and more garments are finished and hung on the rail, there is a palpable excitement as the collection comes together – you can see the transformation on the rail and it’s exciting [...]

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 [...]

Haizhen’s Blog: the learning curve continues

Haizhen’s Blog: the learning curve continues

The heat of the summer has taken it’s hold of the studios at LCF, and the past few weeks have been filled with intensive studio work and mentoring sessions. Being a Fashion Fringe Finalist has really taught me such valuable information about the industry that I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to learn. A [...]

Vita’s Blog: Halfway through and on-track

Vita’s Blog: Halfway through and on-track

I can’t believe we’re half way through. It feels like time has sped past and each day that finishes, we’re one step closer. The schedules on my ‘scheduling corner’ (RIGHT) are filling up with red dots – finished patterns, toiles, and final samples. I feel on-track although there is still a mountain of things to [...]

Teija’s Blog: From Fitting Model to Runway Show

Teija’s Blog: From Fitting Model to Runway Show

Finding your own fitting model is one of the first steps for creating a collection. She is really the mirror of the show to come. Putting things on her will be the first sign of either ‘oh no, this design is not working…’ or more often, ideally, ‘Yes! It’s working. She looks great in it!’. [...]

Vita’s Blog: Mentoring Month

Vita’s Blog: Mentoring Month

We’ve recently finished two weeks of business mentoring at Burberry, an experience I’ll take forward as such a privilege and honour. It’s truly been amazing. Shadowing each department and observing how they all interact with such open transparency, in such an organic process, has been fascinating and a real pleasure. It’s been a real insight [...]