Haizhen’s Blog: Fashion Fringe Selection

Haizhen’s Blog: Fashion Fringe Selection

After running my own label for the past two years, the idea of being selected as a Fashion Fringe Finalist is something quite surreal. I have dreamed of such an opportunity my whole life. The days before the final selection were incredibly nerve-wracking; the possibilities floated through my mind and left me quite overwhelmed. We [...]

Vita’s Blog: In The Beginning…

Vita’s Blog: In The Beginning…

I almost didn’t apply for Fashion Fringe, but thankfully I pushed through and really went for it – and what an experience this has been! I couldn’t be happier about the way it’s all gone so far. The application process, intense and soul-searching, had me asking really important questions about how I see myself as [...]

Teija’s Blog: Two Early Coffees and One Empty Questionnaire

Teija’s Blog: Two Early Coffees and One Empty Questionnaire

In the morning of the Fashion Fringe technical day, I sat in a cafe opposite to LCF. I wanted to gather my thoughts and so ended up sitting there trying to spot the other Semi Finalists from their description on Fashion Fringe website. There was a girl with a great pout and sunnies sitting outside [...]

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’, [...]