CAD for Fashion is all about nurturing new talent from the fashion industry so we were delighted that our founder Erica Horne was recently asked to be a judge at the Midlands Fashion Awards.
What are the Midlands Fashion Awards?
Move over London Fashion week, the Midlands Fashion Awards are the ultimate destination for discovering the country’s most talented creatives.
Recognised as a leading platform, the Midlands Fashion Awards is well-known for promoting and increasing the visibility of the region’s most innovative fashion and accessory designers. As well as offering accolades for stylists, make-up artists and photographers.
Each year, the Midlands Fashion Awards culminates in an annual awards ceremony (usually held in Birmingham) where nominated designers and creatives can showcase their collections on a catwalk, exhibit their brand and potentially find a buyer for their products amongst an audience of over 300 visitors.
Who were the winners at the 2019 Midlands Fashion Awards?
CAD for Fashion was so excited to attend this year’s award ceremony as a judge for three different categories. It was hard to narrow down a winner from such a talented bunch of finalists, but this year’s incredible recipients are:
Young Designer of the Year 2019
Winner: Convergence by Lucy Taylor, Burton-on-Trent
Sustainability Designer of the Year 2019
Winner: Serefina Rose Charles, Luton
Emerging Designer of the Year 2019
Winner: Isabelle Pennington-Edmead, Warrington
CAD for Fashion will be keeping in touch with all the winners and is delighted to announce we’ll also be mentoring Isabelle in order to support her next steps in the fashion industry. We may have convinced her to pop along to our bestselling Jess Priest workshop too…
How to get involved with the Midlands Fashion Awards
If you’re a designer, maker or creative from the Midlands, why not get involved with next year’s Midlands Fashion Awards?
There are tons of opportunities to showcase your work and plenty of categories to nominate yourself for. And if you’re lucky enough to be shortlisted, Erica will be there to say a friendly hello as she’s been asked to support with planning and judging the event next year too.
Don’t forget to check out our upcoming workshops here.