The Sussex Fashion Trust

The Sussex Fashion Awards

Sussex Fashion Charity – @FashionSussex

UK’s current clothing & textiles manufacturing position – £21 billion net – £37 billion gross and £1.5 billion worth of clothing and accessories manufactured in the UK /2010 Figures. Essential to our economy and essential to all of us everyday. The Fashion Trust – Sussex Fashion Awards – is a charity and it’s simply disappointing to find @FashionSussex twitter feed hacked. Many homegrown fashion professionals are donating their time to help other young people across Sussex achieve higher status. You may not like fashion but there’s millions of people that do. We’d appreciate the service restored.

Get your Fashion Business Nominated 2012 Awards

So who can win? – If you’re a fashion business or supply services to fashion businesses based in Sussex, then your business is eligible to enter including – Retailers – Etailers – Designers – Models – Wedding services – Photographers – Manufacturers – Wholesalers – Made In Great Britain – Exporters – Shopping Centres – Universities & Colleges – Trading Organisations … Read more > Fashion Sussex

Fashion Sussex Nominations 2012

Promoting British Fashion around the World

Visit Britain, the UK’s national tourist agency has recruited Victoria Beckham, to act as an international ambassador for the  GREATS campaign, helping to promote the best of Britain around the world, whilst under the spotlight this year, with the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Victoria’s ready-to-wear range is now sold in over a credible 300 stores globally. Photoshoot taken with Vogue’s supremo Anna Wintour at New York’s Grand Central Tube Station before the start of AW 2012/2013 NY Fashion Week.

Sussex Fashion Designers & Fashion Support Services

We’re seeking very special people.

Those who are based across Sussex and either students, graduates or at various levels in the fashion design industry as we are continually securing interesting creative work opportunities.

Register with us free, confidentially.


Fashion industry Sussex based suppliers that support the fashion industry, we’ll list you free on our fashion marketing page.

All product design specialities are eligible :: womenswear, menswear, childrenswears, knitwear, sports, accessories, beach, footwear, lingerie…

Please take the 3 minutes to register today.  Register your details free

Fashion Businesses Across Sussex Invited

The ‘GREAT’ campaign was released during September 2011 showing off what’s great about Britain – a series of posters highlighting creativity to heritage, music to shopping and more. The hope that the Olympics and Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee next year, to mark 60 years of her reign, will boost tourism, attracting an additional four million visitors, aided by a further billion pounds of free publicity.

LOCOG representatives – The huge organising body behind the Olympic Games – will be explaining how the campaign and Brighton, Hove and Sussex businesses can take every opportunity to market their products and services during this important year. The Sussex fashion industry is invited to the series of FREE presentations being provided 26 January 2012 along with other marketing opportunities and topics promoting @London 2012 including Business Contingency Preparation, ‘Leaders’, last tendering availability.   Read More > Seminars and Workshops page

Vogue Italia photoshoot

More wonderful fashion creations from Sussex designers including this stunning bridal shoot by fashion photographer, Eastbourne based, Luke Woodford and designed by Kevin Freeman of Renaissance Creative Designs of Brighton, finalist recently in The Sussex fashion Awards 2011,  featured by Vogue Italia.

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How to nominate your favourite fashion business 2012

We’ve added a special q&a feature about how your business can get nominated in The 2012 Sussex Fashion Awards >

Awards on offer

  • Sussex Fashion Emerging Talent Award 2012
  • Sussex Fashion Eco Designer Award 2012
  • Sussex Fashion Outstanding Achievement Award 2012
  • Sussex Fashion Designer of the Year Award 2012
  • Sussex Fashion Best Place to Shop Award 2012
  • Sussex Fashion Model Award 2012
  • Sussex Fashion Photographer of the Year Award 2012
  • Sussex Fashion Independent Retailer of the Year Award 2012
  • Sussex Fashion Online Etailer of the Year Award 2012
  • Sussex Fashion Ambassador Award 2012
  • Sussex Fashion Childrenswear Award 2012
  • Sussex Fashion Sportswear Award 2012

12 Fashion Awards for 2012

The 2nd Sussex Fashion Awards open for online nominations 5 December 2012 and include the following awards –

Sussex Fashion Emerging Talent Award 2012 – Sussex Fashion Eco Designer Award 2012 – Sussex Fashion Outstanding Achievement Award 2012 – Sussex Fashion Designer of the Year Award 2012 – Sussex Fashion Best Place to Shop Award 2012 – Sussex Fashion Model Award 2012 – Sussex Fashion Photographer of the Year Award 2012 – Sussex Fashion Independent Retailer of the Year Award 2012 – Sussex Fashion Online eTailer of the Year Award 2012 – Sussex Fashion Best Ambassador Award 2012 – Sussex Fashion Best Childrenwears Award 2012 – Sussex Fashion Best Sportswear Award 2012 … read more > FashionSussex

New Awards at the Sussex Fashion Awards 2012

The Sussex Fashion Awards 2012 including Brighton & Hove are pleased to introduce a second, new, 2012 Fashion Award in the Sussex programme,  The Sussex Best Sports Award 2012.

Sussex Best Sportswear Award 2012

In this the year of the Olympics & Paralympics –  this new award  seeks to recognise active sportswear which makes a difference through a combination of good design and fabric technology.  Providing a range of sportswear suitable for any number of disciplines and in doing so promotes and encourages sport as part of a healthy lifestyle….

This now completes all 12 awards on offer for the 2012 season, handpicked for the Sussex region, which can be viewed online. The nomination process will shortly be open. Read more >

Maximise your Christmas spend with expert personal shopping

Igor Srzic Cartledge based in Brighton & Hove and winner of Sussex’s Best Male Fashion Ambassador Award 2011 has several personal shopping ideas this Christmas.

Make sure your hard earned cash goes even further with a Personal Shopper Gift Voucher to maximise your styling Christmas 2011 and for birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, weddings – they are so many occasions to buy presents for our nearest and dearest but many times run out of ideas….

For more information contact >  Igor Srzic Cartledge

Fashion & Beauty Editor – What’s Happening Magazine – Fashion expert on  Brighton Juice 107.2fm – Fashion Stylist, Journalist, Broadcaster Personal shopping & Fashion Advice.

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Christmas news from Brighton & Hove designer Renaissance Creative Design

Another hectic month for Renaissance Creative Design , The Marilyn Monroe book that Kevin Freeman contributed to has just been released. Televised Press launch in London during November 2011 already in reprint with an extra page added.

November sees the opening The Curves in Couture Show in London with Kelly Knox modelling Renaissance’s  gown (winner of Britains missing top model). Dressing the presenters Pamela Stephenson, Natalie Cassidy and Brianne Delcourt (dancing on ice) with some quite stunning press coverage of this event being invitation only and  partly organised by the British Fashion Council.

Additionally, Kevin is delivering two Masterclasses at the Royal Albert hall as part of the Creative Quarter programme.

There are two magazine cover shoots lined up over the next two weeks as Kevin engages with work experience students and organises a variety of projects so that they can be involved in.

And if that wasn’t enough …. Kevin is designing an exclusive high end bridalwear range for a new bridalwear boutique in Chichester as well as full page editorial  in Brides magazine… for your very own bespoke Christmas outfit contact Kevin Freeman at Renaissance Creative Design 

Kevin was a finalist 2011 Designer of the Year by the Sussex Fashion Trust.

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Brighton’s MADE 2011

Sarah Arnetts range of lifestyle including cards, cushions and fashion prints feature at the yearly arts & crafts MADE 2011 exhibition at Corn Exchange Brighton Sussex  18 – 20 November 2011.

Sarah was a finalist 2011 The Sussex Fashion Awards

Sussex Fashions Celebrated

The Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 saw hundreds of public nominations made for celebrating the best in the industry across Sussex. Industry experts and professionals donated their time to The Sussex Fashion Trust to raise the profile of fashion across the region including Brighton & Hove, to judge the 12 Awards up for grabs.

Claire Wallace, Editor of ETC magazine, the free glossy magazine, publishes a regular monthly fashion feature, showcasing quality fashion offers from a round the region, donated her time to be an industry & professional judge for the first Sussex Fashion Awards 2011, held at The Royal York Hotel, Brighton during September 2011.

ETC Magazine,  distributed to most major towns across Sussex, celebrate The First Sussex Fashion Awards 2011, including Brighton & Hove, held during September 2011. Read more > Fashion Awards magazine feature.

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Parents include new childrenswear award 2012

The Sussex Fashion Awards 2012 are pleased to introduce a new Award into the fashion 2012 programme, The Sussex Best Children’s Wear Award 2012.

A number of parents along with editor, Rachel Boyle, of ABC Sussex magazine, were instrumental in asking for the introduction after the success of the first years awards where more than 700 public nominations were made, 14 businesses received accolades and 9 professional judges donated their time to pick the very best from the fashion industry across Sussex.

Jake Leith, Head of Fashion and Trustee, stated …that he was “very  pleased” to include Childrenwear as an award categorary for 2012  along side the 11 other handpicked awards representative of the regional  Sussex fashion scene.

… “I will be looking closely at the awards and will be amending and extending them including  sportwear and childrenwear this coming year, and reflective of The London Olympic Games 2012 legacy “…. Stated Jake Leith.

Mike Weatherley MP representing Hove & Portslade, Judge and Trustee commented

…” I am pleased to announce that the second year Sussex Fashion Awards 2012 will open late November 2011 online at and delighted to continue in my role as trustee and as a judge in this very important London Olympic 2012 Year” …

Read more > about the Sussex Fashion Awards  ABC magazine winter edition 2011

Retailers preparing now for Christmas 2011

Retailers across Brighton & Hove offered a fantastic opportunity by Metamorphosis, South East’s leading visual merchandise company, to help prepare shops ready for Christmas 2011 with a  one-to-one tuition basis! The “Dressed for Success” campaign has started – call – 0845 437 9648

The Best Christmas Shop Windows in Sussex

Brighton & Hove City Council bring retailers a fantastic opportunity to get dressed professionally this Christmas with one-to-one special coaching sessions by top South East based visual merchandisers, Metamorphosis Group.

A special one- off for Indies based in Brighton & Hove, be ‘Dressed for Success’ and enjoy the opportunity of entering a special Awards events – contact Metamorphosis direct on 0845 437 9648

Information about Creative Industry contracts

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) reveals that over the next six months around 100,000 contracts will be made available for small businesses and UK suppliers for The London Games 2012. Many of these contracts will be for creative industries.

Brighton & Hove Sussex Business Show is hosting LOCOG representatives, 27 October 2011, who will be offering presentations at The Hilton Brighton Metropole commencing 12.30pm about the many millions of pounds tendering.  It’s free to visit, scores of exhibitors to meet and quality presentations offered to visitors during the day. Open at 12 and closed at 5pm.  Ideal opportunity to register your FREE visitor admittance today. (Online closes at 6pm, 26 October2011).

Read more >Brighton & Hove Sussex Business Show

Fashion News from Sussex

Congratulations to The Fashion Designer of The Year, Suzie Turner of Suzie Turner designs based in Brighton, Sussex,  in the recent Sussex Fashion Awards 2011,  and Fashion Photographer of The Year Sussex 2011, Sarah Bird of Sarah Bird Photography based in Brighton & Hove featured in Love News Brighton.

Sussex Fashion Awards 2012

After the runaway success of year one, 2011, we’re busy planning year two, 2012,  fashion awards here in Sussex which will shortly be opened up for all those votes to honour the very best of our growing fashion elite in business across Sussex.

Our Awards take in businesses and individuals from all towns such as Chichester, Lewes, Horsham, Eastbourne, Hastings, the City of Brighton & Hove and more …

Sarah Bird crowned ‘Sussex Fashion Photographer of the Year 2011’ now busy preparing to undertake the photograph brief for the 2012 fashion marketing campaign for The Fashion Trust Awards 2012 with ‘Fashion Designer of The Year 2011’  Suzie Turner’s wonderful dresses being featured throughout the campaign.

Read more  > information about The Fashion Trust and The Awards

Hotel conference and venue space – Brighton & Hove Sussex

Photography by Paul Fletcher Photography

The Grand Hotel Brighton

The most famous and luxurious accommodations in all of Brighton, Sussex, UK.

A hotel synonymous with elegance, it comes as no surprise that the business, hospitality and conference facilities are fitted with elegant décor and modern amenities. The Grand Hotel

The Grand offers space for fashion shows, conferences, meetings and awards ceremonies.

Situated at 97-99 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FW, Brighton seafront.

Call 01273 224 300

Conference & Hotel space Brighton & Hove Sussex

Photography by Paul Fletcher Photography

The Royal York Hotel

The Royal York Hotel in
is the perfect destination if you’re looking for a unique and
opulent boutique hotel in the centre of lively Brighton with stunning views.

The Royal York offers space for conferences, meetings, and awards

The recent prestigious Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 being held here.

Situated at The Old Steine Brighton.

Call 01273 766700

Walk in Wardrobe – The Best Place to Shop in Sussex

Sponsors ‘The Best of Brighton & Hove’ and winner ‘Walk In Wardrobe’ celebrated at The First Sussex Fashion Awards, September 2011

Walk in Wardrobe has established itself as one of The South Coasts leading supplier of prom dresses, cocktail dresses, ball dresses – day and evening special hire specialists – and recently won “The Best Sussex Fashion Place to Shop” in the First Sussex Fashion Awards 2011  last month held at The Royal York, Brighton.

More than 700 public nominations and a panel of nine professional industry experts including REISS fashion directors, The Head of Fashion and Business Development at Brighton University, Hove & Portslade MP, Members of the Press, an RCA trained professional colourist and local premier model agency entrprenuer decided that this was really the Best Place to Shop in Sussex 2011.

Read more > about the sponsors ‘ The Best of Brighton & Hove’  and Walk In Wardrobe based in Hove

A Celebratory Sussex Fashion Trust eMagazine

The First Sussex Fashion Awards designed by The Fashion Trust, a charity, which includes the city of Brighton & Hove, have produced a celebratory eMagazine featuring the 40 Sussex based nominees, the fashion judges, and the winners of the 12 Sussex Fashion Awards which were up for grabs – and won – this month.

Read more by viewing here >  pdf download

If your firm would like to know more about The Sussex Fashion Trust Awards and developments for year two, opening up for nominations shortly, then please call  07864971662 or email  – we would be very pleased to hear from you.


Fashion Awards 2011 Sussex including Brighton & Hove

The final announcements have been made of the First Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 including the city of Brighton & Hove, recognising regional talent across Sussex. View our special emagazine at about the trustees, judges, finalists and winners.