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The Great British Campaign in New York

New York’s Grand Central Station saw British Fashion Greats gather including Victoria Beckham, Anna Wintour and Cover girl Karen Elson helping to raise overseas awareness of British fashion talent, focusing on reasons for investment and visiting the UK. Victoria acting as an ambassador for this initiative being photographed in front of a subway train covered in a Union Jack flag.

The ‘Greats’ campaign is promoting aspects of UK culture; including technology and innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, knowledge, green, heritage, sport, shopping, music and the countryside and now being unveiled around the world for 2012 UK tourism.

Fashion Sussex 2012 Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings

With special thanks to everyone who has helped during 2011 donating their time to promoting British, Sussex and Brighton & Hove design and manufacturing.

Suzie Turner for wonderful couture outfits provided for the second year Sussex Fashion Awards launch and voted Sussex Fashion Designer of the Year 2011 – Sarah Bird for photography voted Sussex Fashion Photographer 2011 – Tess Dimos the face of Sussex voted Sussex Fashion Model 2011

Branding and Identity by Jan Rust of My Identity Ltd

Shot on location at The Hilton Brighton Metropole

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

Free advice and support for the creative industries in Sussex

Date for your diary – 27 October 2011 – don’t miss the largest networking City Business 2 Business event with special creative industry help for fashion and support services including

  • growing your brand advice
  • protecting your brand advice
  • displaying your brands and advice

Top organisations offering free advice and seminars through out the day.

Great opportunity for the fashion, supporting services, creative and digital media industries to meet across Sussex, meet new contacts, suppliers and network.  

The Brighton, Hove Sussex Business Show  – FREE  to attend – registration online only

Meet hundreds of businesses  in one day – click here

Sussex Fashion Photographer of the Year Award 2011

This award is sponsored by Wire World Media who will provide a fabulous slideshow for the lucky winner with accompanying music for the photographers promotional needs for their website.

Finalists for  The Sussex Fashion Photographer of the Year Award 2011

Garage Studios/Kevin Mason

Sarah Bird

Tony Curtis

Judging is nearly finalised and the Award finalists will shortly be announced

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‘The Sussex Best Fashion Ambassador Female 2011 Fashion Award’

We’re pleased to announce that LadyM Presents is sponsor for  ‘The Sussex Best Fashion Ambassador Female 2011 Award’

LadyM presents is an online fashion magazine. Focusing on featuring up and coming designers, exciting boutiques and covering fashion weeks around the world. Keeping up to date with launches in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle arena, a much followed online magazine. The lucky receipient of this award will receive a special 3 months of top quality online magazine coverage from Rachel and her team.

The Sussex Fashion Trust are pleased to announce the following finalists 2011 for the first year Award of Sussex Best Fashion Ambassador Female 2011

Jane Busby

Liz Bishop

Winners will shortly be announced

The Sussex Fashion Trust Awards – news

The Sussex Fashion Trust new audio slideshows – The First Sussex Fashion Awards

Jake Leith, Chair of The Institute of Chartered Designers,  Head of Fashion, Brighton University in conversation about Brighton and Sussex
Fashion scene, the University courses, and Mike Weatherley, MP, representing Hove & Portslade, discussing his role, also as a trustee
including his interests in The Creative Industries, Intellectual Property Rights, an Arts in the region. audio/slideshow

Pictures and Audio from some of the judges including REISS Stores directors, ETC magazine, BM Models, ABC Childrens Magazine, Frances Tobin, and more designers from a special day held at The Grand Hotel Brighton announcing the finalists to the Sussex Fashion Awards 2011.  audio/slideshow

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Fashion Design from Brighton, Hove, Sussex, UK

Can we nudge you to take a view ? – Fashion Designers –  Awards in Sussex – The finals coming soon

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The Sussex Fashion Awards – Brighton, Hove, Sussex – dates for your diary

diary dates

Nominations closed after receiving 700 public nominations February 2011

Finalists announced  May 2011

Judging will shortly commence

The Sussex Fashion Awards 2011

Due to the overwhelming  interest and receiving a staggering  700 public nominations made by the public for their fashion favourites in the 11 Award categories up for grabs, the Award winners will be announced at a special ceremony during early Autumn of 2011 in Brighton & Hove, Sussex.

Please watch out for further announcements.

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The Fashion Trust – Brighton, Hove, Sussex, UK

The Fashion Trust has been created to link both academics and professionals alike, its primary focus of the UK regional fashion industry, creativity and design and associated industries linked to it.

The Trustees include Jake Leith – President Elect of the Chartered Society of Designers; Mike Weatherley MP, Hove and Portslade, a keen supporter of the creative industries; Michaela Walker, Director, Fashion Consultancy.

Its current primary emphasis being

  • helping designers to start their businesses
  • manufacturing from the Brighton & Hove & Sussex region
  • exporting globally

In a short time space of time since the Trusts launch in January 2011

-50 Sussex designers have registered with The Trust and other associated fashion services

-Design works and manufacturing engaged in the Sussex region through The Trust

-The Trusts website extended carrying more recruitment information, British Manufacturing information, suitable work spaces, and recycling and environmental information. 

– staging The Sussex Fashion Awards – the new fashion event recognizing the very best of regional fashion and its talent, influential people in fashion today, across Sussex. Finalists announced in May 2011, from 700 public nominations made. Judging takes place over the summer months and the finals to be held later in the Autumn 2011.

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Fashion Sussex and Brighton & Hove – group

The Fashion Trust, the  new and fast growing fashion designers support charity based in Brighton & Hove, Sussex, is wishing to retain and build skills in the local and regional community for the fashion industry with support based packages.

  • by helping to establish lower costs for new start-ups, and those fledgling businesses based in Sussex
  • by raising the profile of fashion in the region 
  • by the promotion of manufacturing including collaborative work spaces and use of shared services
  • achieving export status

For further information please join our LinkedIn  group   at The Fashion Trust or contact us for further information 


Fashion Sussex :: The launch of the first Sussex Fashion Awards

Welcome to Fashion Sussex :: The NEW Sussex Fashion Awards incorporating Brighton & Hove

The Sussex Fashion Awards 2011;  the new Sussex event to recognise the very best of fashion and its talent, influential people in fashion today and a celebration of the Sussex fashion industry’s reputation.

The nominations are NOW OPEN;  the public and trade, are invited to nominate their chosen individual or fashion teams; a dedicated expert panel of judges will make their fashion decisions in early 2011, and a very special Awards evening be staged in Hove during February, to include designers, celebrities, retailers, customers, models and journalists.

About Fashion Sussex Awards

Sussex creatives are reknowned.

Fashion in Sussex currently boasts fabulous teaching universities and colleges with some of the most influential fashion design and textile courses in the UK. Sussex Colleges have produced some the best UK tailoring houses.

Brighton and Hove Business which operates the hugely successful City Business Show, a business to business Show, and global business events, is launching The Sussex Fashion Awards to honour and promote the industry in the South.

The Sussex Fashion Awards will be brought to you by a team that have unrivalled expertise within a number of fashion disciplines and Sussex will only benefit from this new premium event.

Sussex takes in the unique city of Brighton & Hove and surrounding towns of Lewes, Eastbourne, Hastings, Worthing, Chichester, Horsham, Haywards Heath, Crawley.

Sussex Fashion Awards are the first regional awards to be offered outside of The British Fashion Awards, based in London, and The Scottish Fashion Awards.

Well done Sussex!



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