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2017 CATEGORIES AT A GLANCE

This year’s Midlands Fashion Awards will feature 11 categories. Categories are open not only to fashion and accessory designers, but also to fashion stylists, make-up artists, hairstylists, photographers and models celebrating and shining the spotlight on fashion and creative excellence from across the region. Choose from the categories listed below, please read the entry guidelines before submitting your entries.

The winners will be revealed at the Midlands fashion show and awards evening to be held in Birmingham October 2017.

 

Independent Fashion Designer of the Year

This award will be presented to an innovative Midlands independent men’s or womenswear fashion designer. Designers must be able to design and present a collection consisting of six complete looks from their latest ready to wear or haute couture designs at the Midlands Fashion Awards.  This is a great opportunity to build awareness of your brand while at the same time benefiting from the platforms visibility to a UK-wide audience, industry influencers, fashion scouts, press and media.

 

Emerging Designer of the Year 

This award will be presented to an innovative Midlands emerging men’s or womenswear fashion designer. Designers must be able to design and present a collection consisting of six complete looks from their latest ready to wear or haute couture collection on the catwalk at the Midlands Fashion Awards.  This is a great opportunity to build awareness of your label while at the same time benefiting from the platforms visibility to a UK-wide audience, industry influencers, fashion scouts, press and media.

 

Accessory Designer of the Year

This award will be presented to an innovative Midlands accessory designer who is making a creative impact across the region. Accessory designers include but are not limited to jewellery, shoes, handbags, scarves, millinery or other fashion accessories. This is a great opportunity for exposure and a chance to have your designs exhibited at the Midlands Fashion Awards.

Young Fashion Designer of the Year (Graduates)

This award will be presented to an innovative and cutting edge fashion graduate who shows considerable promise as a future contributor to the fashion industry. This is a great opportunity for new fashion talents to present a collection of four to six looks on the catwalk at the Midlands Fashion Awards, build awareness of their label while at the same time benefiting from the platforms visibility to a UK-wide audience, industry influencers, fashion scouts, press and media.

 

Professional Hair Stylist of the Year

This award will be presented to an outstanding, innovative and creative hair-stylist who specialises in the following areas of hair: fashion, editorial, commercial and bridal.  If you offer hair and make-up you can enter both categories. Your work must have been created within the past 6 months and will be judged on the images received.

 

Rising Star Award (Hairstylists)

Entrants must complete and submit the entry form together with at least 2 photo images highlight their work. Your work must have been created within the past 6 months and will be judged on the images received.

Professional Make-up Artist of the Year

This award will be presented to an outstanding, innovative and creative make-up artist who specialises in the following areas of make-up: fashion, editorial, commercial and bridal. Your work must have been created within the past 6 months and will be judged on the images received.

 

Rising Star Award (Make-up Artist)

This award will be presented to a Midlands aspiring make-up artist that shows real flair for working in the creative industry and demonstrates that they understand the requirements of working as a makeup artist. This is a great opportunity for shortlisted entrants to demonstrate that they can undertake a concept and present a theme to a client to demonstrate their creative talent while at the same time create work which can be used in their portfolio. 

 

Professional/ Non-professional Fashion Stylist of the Year

This award will be presented to an outstanding Midlands fashion stylist who are able demonstrate their exceptional skills in their work as a fashion stylist. Entrants must be able to demonstrate collaboration with photographers, fashion designers, hair stylists, make-up artists to create beauty shoots, brand image and campaigns.

 

Fashion Photographer of the Year

This award will be presented to an emerging Midlands photographer for their creative talent. Entrants must be able to demonstrate their creativity in one of the following: fashion or beauty.  This is a great opportunity for photographers to build their portfolio. A brief will be provided upon receipt of your entry. Your work must have been created within the past 6 months and will be judged on the images received.

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