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. www.twitter.com/FashionSussex
The Made By Campaign – Made By Britain – Made By Sussex – Made By Brighton & Hove. With an anticipated change in tourist profile across Sussex during the Olympic buildup starting with The Torch Relay landing in Britain 18 May 2012, and continuing over the summer months, businesses were being urged during Autumn 2011, and continually, to consider their domestic marketing strategies and buy British manufactured products to retail, wherever possible, for tourists visiting the UK and regionally across Sussex, to take home with them souvenirs and mementos made from the region.
Summer 2011, Julius Arthur Quinn, a post-graduate designer from Brighton University, nominated in the MP’s ‘Made By Britain’ Hove & Portslade entry, designed a portfolio of Olympic inspired designs for fashions for the UK, Sussex and Brighton & Hove on behalf of The Sussex Fashion Trust. Designs were versatile and translated into graphics which could be used for various business 2012 promotional projects highlighting the diversity of designs and of course, promoting the various regional products on offer. Read more > ‘Made By’ project
Fash/On Film is a new British Fashion Council initiative sponsored by the retail store group River Island. The scheme aims to support and develop relationships between fashion designers and film makers, providing a showcasing opportunity at London Fashion Week. It recognises the ongoing growth of fashion film as an important creative product of the industry and London’s position at the centre of this film revolution.
Launching this new initiative, River Island will produce a short film showcasing their new Design Forum collection designed by Royal College of Art graduate Julian J Smith; it’s premiere being during London Fashion Week.
As part of this new Fash/On Film showcase there will be special filming presentations during the late Spring in London. It sees the launch of its first nationwide search for emerging film making talent, inviting up-and-coming creatives to submit film ideas in response to a brief set by a leading British designer in conjunction with Fash/On Film.
One filmmaker will be selected to receive professional support and mentoring through the production process, offering a unique opportunity to gain insight into and experience of the fashion film industry. This film will be shown at London Fashion Week September 2012, creating a prestigious launch pad into the fashion and film industry.
Read more > British Fashion Council
BBC Dragons’ Den are back.
If you have a great idea or invention and looking for cash then make space in your diary – 23 February 2012 – 11 am to 4 pm at The Holiday Inn Seafront Brighton. Businesss Admission FREE. Read more > Brighton & Hove Business Days Event
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Design and Innovation with the APPG for Manufacturing, at parliament, put together a project for all MP’s to discover creative and manufacturing talent in their constituency during 2011. Across Sussex, various businesses have been nominated and Hove & Portslade is represented by the Fashion Sussex submission.
Julius Arthur Quinn, ex graduate of Brighton University Fashion & textiles course produced a number of 2012 Olympic inspired prints celebrating International Olympics, The Paralympics and regionally, The Torch Relay which were submitted as Hove and Portslade’s entry and manufactured and produced lifestyle product ranges.
“ I’m delighted that The Fashion Trust in Sussex, can support this campaign for promoting British fashion manufacturing, particularly with the Olympics less than a year away and so many global businesses and consumers observing the UK” … stated Mike Weatherley MP and Sussex Fashion Trustee, July 2011.
Special Sussex Fashion Trust 2012 photo shoot celebrating St Valentines features a beautiful pale green silk couture organza corset dress adorned with hand-twisted roses featuring water droplet swarovski crystals designed by Susie Turner voted Sussex Fashion Designer of The Year Award 2011. Photography by Sarah Bird winner Sussex Fashion Photographer of the Year 2011 and features Tess Dimos Sussex Fashion Model of The Year 2011.
Created and managed by the British Fashion Council/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Mayor of London, Britain Creates is an exciting project which is highlighting London 2012 Festival, the UK festival being staged 21st June – 9 September 2012 and is the culmination of the four year Cultural Olympiad.
The Britain Creates 2012 project will be the start of an ongoing artistic project and bursary to support and encourage further collaboration between fashion and other art forms. The money for the bursary will be raised through the auction of the pieces and through the proceeds of a Gala event. To celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games, prestigious and renowned fashion designers are collaborating with leading visual artists on specially commissioned one-off works of art.
These commissions, focusing on an Olympic and Paralympic value, will be showcased to a broad UK and international audience. 5 July – 20 July 2012 V&A Musuem London Read More > BritainCreates
The UK’s most prestigious and renowned fashioned designers collaborating with leading visual artists on specially commissioned one-off works of art ‘Britain Creates 2012’ include Sarah Burton, Christopher Bailey for Burberry, Hussein Chalayan, Giles Deacon, Erdem, Stephen Jones, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Jonathan Saunders and Paul Smith, who will collaborate with leading visual artists including Jeremy Deller, Jess Flood-Paddock, Marc Quinn and Gavin Turk, Michael Raedecker and Cerith Wyn Evans. Fashion connecting with art celebrating London 2012. Part of The London Cultural Festival running throughout the summer 21 June – 9 September London 2012 Festival
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Are you a fashion related business that would like to win one of the twelve coveted Sussex Fashion Awards 2012 this year?
Only one nomination is required online, but is your business ready to be judged by professionals?
- Is your business website looking fantastic and with up-to-the-minute copy and designs?
- Does your business have full contacts available online?
- Is your business engaging with its customers by using social media fully?
- Has your business a marketing plan and schedule for 2012?
- Has your business media coverage planned and already achieved?
- Has your business customer testimonials about your services on your website?
- Has your business organised any events for your customers?
- So whats new about your business for judges to look at online?
Just some of the many aspects judges will be glancing over after 8 April 2012 when the nominations close and judging commences. Start making your business plans now to win one of the 12 coverted awards.
‘The Greats’ Campaign has been especially launched to promote ‘all things British’ in time to celebrate for The Queens Diamond Jubilee and The London 2012 Games including a dedicated ‘Shopping is Great’ poster.
The Fashion Trust is a keen promoter of fashion British manufacturing and has been encouraging local businesses to look at these possibilities wherever possible with never a better time to look at possibilities of British manufacturing in preference to overseas markets for bespoke and short run fashion manufacturing.
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
MADE 2011 Sarah Arnett 18 – 20 November 2011 Corn Exchange Church Street – Brighton Read more > Blog
Sarah was a finalist 2011 Designer of the Year by the Sussex Fashion Trust
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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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 www.fashionsussex.co.uk and delighted to continue in my role as trustee and as a judge in this very important London Olympic 2012 Year” …
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
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).
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.
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.
Photography by Paul Fletcher Photography
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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.
The First Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 – in print – The Argus
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – we would be very pleased to hear from you.
The First Sussex Fashion Awards including Brighton & Hove, UK.
The Sussex Fashion Trust is delighted to announce Suzie Turner as winner of the prestigious Sussex Fashion Designer of The Year Award 2011.
Eleven other winners from the fashion industry across Sussex, UK, were honoured at the lunchtime event held at The Royal York Brighton, September 2011.
The Awards saw numerous regional industry figures gather, for the first time, hosted by trustees Jake Leith, President Elect of The Chartered Society of Designers, and Head of Business & Professional Practice for Fashion & Textiles (and Design & Craft) at the University of Brighton, and Mike Weatherley MP representing Hove & Portslade.
The Sussex Fashion Emerging Talent Award 2011 went to young designer, Julius Arthur Quinn, an ex graduate of Brighton University with fantastic print ability, and renowned and influential ladies wear stockist, Katherine Tansell of Walk in Wardrobe, won The Best Place to Shop Award 2011.
The fabulous stunning collection, and highly praised exhibition, ‘Dress for Excess’ was awarded The Sussex Fashion Outstanding Achievement Award 2011, to the team headed up by Martin Pel at Brighton Museum, whilst Sarah Bird won Fashion Photographer of the Year Award 2011.
All Awards were decided by public nominations this year, and included the sustainability store, Gossypium, as the winner of the Sussex Fashion ECO Award and following on, Tess Georgia as Sussex Fashion Model of the Year 2011.
Brighton & Hove legendary stylist Igor Srzic Cartledge tied with dashing Gresham Blake, the tailor, for the title of Sussex Best
Fashion Ambassador Male 2011, whilst a similar situation was entertained with Liz Bishop, of Brighton Fashion Week, and Jane Busby, stylist for Sussex Best Fashion Ambassador Female.
Sussex Fashion Independent Retailer of the Year Award 2011, was won by Peggs & Son, Brighton. This Award received many differing
Edit Boutique of Haywards Heath Sussex was voted The Best place to Spend £250 and finally Vintage Owl Boutique won the Sussex e’tailer of the Year Award 2011.
“This is the first year and I am delighted that so many nominations were made by the public for our thriving fashion industry” stated Mike Weatherley MP and trustee “This year’s Sussex Fashion Award winners represent a great selection of regional fashion talent
from fantastic emerging young design talent, across all industry sectors, to the Fashion ECO award” stated Jake Leith trustee
The Sussex Fashion Trust, a charity, was set up during 2010. Its primary aim to heighten visibility, engage buyers with fashion
designers, increase manufacturing and export of fashions from the local region.
The Trust offers soft mentoring support, one to one with top professional industry specialists, and online regional support
information to showcase fashion. The Sussex Fashion Awards initiative was designed as part of the programme to heighten visibility of the fashion industry in the South of England.
Magazine of The First Sussex Fashion Awards – pdf download