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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

New Sports Award 2012 Celebrating Fashion and Team GB

Adidas is also the Games’ official clothing licensee, and will be selling Olympic-themed and branded clothes through its own stores and third-party retailers, such as Tesco and Asda. Stella McCartney, the designer was appointed creative director of Team GB.  She is providing the team with garments such as their signature tracksuits and has also designed more fashionable “capsule” ranges that will be available on the high street.  Next, also a Games official licensee will provide Team GB with their formalwear, such as the suits for the opening ceremony.

Adidas will dress the 70,000 Olympic volunteers, called Games Makers, provide the outfits for the pre-games torch relay and create clothing for the athletes to wear in the Olympic Village as well as kitting 25 of the 26 Olympic sports taking part athletes.

In this the year of the Olympics & Paralympics, celebrating the biggest event taking place in British history this millenium – The Sussex Fashion Awards 2012 – have introduced a new sports award seeking to recognise active sportswear which makes a difference through a combination of good design and fabric technology provided by designers, manufacturing, retailers, or Etailers … Read more > The Sussex Fashion Awards 2012


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The Queens Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton at The V&A London

8 February – 22 April 2012

6 February 2012 is the anniversary of the day 60 years ago that Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne. It’s the official start to her Jubilee – a year packed with celebratory festivities including a fantastic selection of photography highlighting the 60 years reign and following the fashions through the decades. A start to several exhibitions not to be missed across the UK.

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Made By Britain Campaign

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.

Sussex Fashion Awards 2012 News

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.

Fashion designs from Sussex

The Medieval and Renaissance Room Victoria & Albert Museum London

Featured designer Juliana Sissons Couture Collection from the Medieval and Renaissance Room Victoria & Albert Museum London

Sussex based Fashion designer, Juliana Sissons, participated in the V&A’s Artist in Residency programme recently. During this time Juliana used the V&A’s medieval and renaissance galleries for research and was particularly inspired by the armour collection and by images depicting armour within the many tapestries and sculpture.

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

Elizabeth Taylor Fashions in Jewels

Elizabeth Taylor collections raises $157m from the sale of film icon Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery, clothes, art and personal effects sold at the auction house Christies last week.

1,778 items were auctioned off over four days in New York breaking seven world records and surpassing all pre-sale expectations, the auction house revealed this week.

The sale set a world record for the most valuable sale of jewellery in auction history as well as the most valuable fashion collection offered at auction. Six items sold for more than $5m each, while a further 20 items sold for over $1m mark.

The most expensive lot was a 14th-century 50-carat pearl, diamond and ruby necklace called ‘La Peregrina’ which went for $11.8m – more than $8m over the estimated sale price. The piece was given to Taylor by her fifth husband Richard Burton in 1969, who purchased it at auction for $37,000. The late actress called the centrepiece stone “the most perfect pearl in the world”.

The auction, attracted buyers from 36 countires and marked the company’s first-ever online-only sale, which ran in parallel to the live auctions at Christie’s New York. The web auction generated over 57,000 bids and $9.5m in additional sales.

Taylor’s collection of impressionist and modern art is scheduled to be auctioned at Christie’s London in February.

The actress died March 2011, aged 79. The bulk of the proceeds from the auction will benefit her charity, the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation.

*Source FT

Regional Sussex jewellers can take the opportunity to nominate their businesses in the forthcoming Sussex Fashion Awards 2012. Read more>

Lord Sugar debates the new funds for British Advance Manufacturing Supply Chain

Vince Cable recently announced the allocation of £125 million Advance Manufacturing Supply Chain Fund for British manufacturing.

Lord Sugar debated British manufacturing in the House of Lords calling for more support for British Manufacturing not just by the government but also by consumers.

In his address to the House of Lords on the 8th December, Sir Alan Sugar, highlighted two key points calling for the government to allocate some of its fund to finance incubator factories, left empty in industrial units, to help start up businesses to manufacture their products in the UK.

Lord Sugar was quoted as saying ” low cost merchandise can’t be manufactured (in the UK) but high quality can be” …

Remember when Made in Britain was a very proud statement for manufacturers… and I do believe that we are still capable of producing quality products in this country…”

He stated that the lack of patriotism from consumers could be addressed by a nationally recognised ‘Made in Britain’ logo which the government should ‘dip their hands in their pockets’ to fund.

Earlier 2011, a ‘Made in Britain’Marque was launched and profiled by Stoves, the renowned Aga manufacturers,  who conducted research and designed an updated British Marque – highlighted by Fashion Sussex.  Read more >

See more of Lord Sugars address on > you tube

Fashion jobs and careers

The University of Brighton has produced talented artists and designers to follow in the footsteps of past graduates including the legendary Biba designer Barbara Hulanicki, Julien MacDonald – voted British Designer of the Year 2001 – and Gresham Blake, Brighton’s modish tailor to the stars.

Fashion Courses available 2011-2012 Brighton University Sussex include

· BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Professional Experience (Four year course with sandwich year)

· BA (Hons) Textile Design for Fashion with Professional Experience (Four year course with sandwich year)

· MDes Fashion with Business Studies (Undergraduate Masters) (Four year course with one term in industry)

· MDes Textiles with Business Studies (Undergraduate Masters) (Four year course with one term in industry)

Updated information now available – fashion agencies, jobs & training information; cv tips; apprenticeships Read more > jobs page Fashion Sussex

The Hilton Brighton Metropole Launching the Sussex Second Year Fashion Awards 2012

A great location for the shoot of The Second Year Fashion Awards 2012 launch, The Hilton Brighton Metropole Sussex UK,  including art deco interior inspired features and icons, perfectly complimentary to the beautiful couture range provided by International designer, Suzie Turner, winner of The Sussex Fashion Designer 2011 Award.

Photography Sarah Bird Photography, winner of The Sussex Fashion Photographer of the Year Award 2011.

Read more > The Second Sussex Fashion Awards 2012

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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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

The Fashion Industry celebrated in Sussex

The First Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 –  in print – The Argus

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The First Sussex Fashion Awards – UK’s regional fashion at its best

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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
public nominations.

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

For further information please call  07864971662  Email  Website

The IPO is visiting to help growing Sussex brands

The Intellectual Property Office will be visiting the Brighton & Hove Business Show 27 October 2011 helping fashion businesses and services to protect their brands whilst growing their brands.

The Minister for Intellectual Property Baroness Wilcox recently stated … 

“UK design has an excellent reputation. From fashion to aerospace and from graphic design to technology, the UK design industry is held in high regard across the world. However, we must maintain that excellence and the Government is committed to doing more to support the design industry. I urge the business community to participate in this call for evidence and help shape the future of design in the UK.”

Take this opportunity to visit  – and even exhibit in the special ‘MADE BY’ exhibiting zone – an area dedicated to highlighting the products designed and made in the region of Brighton, Hove and Sussex.

Simply complete the 3 minute exhibit enquiry form at

Thank you to all those who have generously donated time and support

The Fashion Trust during 2011 helping emerging designers and raise the profile of fashion across Sussex 2011


  • 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
  • Mike Weatherley MP representing Hove & Portslade Trustee and Judge
  • Claire Arskey Director European Retail Operations,
  • Eric Musgrave Former Chief Editor and part Chair UKFT
  • Bethania Matheus, Director of BM Models
  • Frances Tobin professional colourist
  • Claire Wallace editor of ETC Magazine Sussex
  • Rachel and Dawn, of ABC Magazines
  • Martin Mason CEO Lulu Guinness
  • Paul Fletcher for photography
  • Andy and Sarah of Wire World Media,
  • Tony of CQ Photography for location shoots
  • Julius Arthur Quinn for his exquisite print work
  • Jan Rust of My Identity Ltd for his continued support of this project,
    design and online
  • The Hilton Brighton Metropole for location shoots
  • Gresham Blake for his clothing ranges in supporting photo shoots
  • Alex Turchyn for media cover
  • Gay Richardson for media cover
  • Sarah Arnett of Modern Love for her designer input
  • Kevin from Renaissance for his designer input

Thank you to students who have helped to make this project grow including Brighton University and  Fashion Department,  Sussex University, Sussex Downs College, and thank you to our press for their continued support and cover of fashion in Sussex.

There have been so many people offering help, advice and time – we hope we haven’t left anyone out.

View more about The Fashion Trust

Sponsors 2011 – The Sussex Fashion Awards

Thank you to all those businesses who have so generously sponsored The Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 including

MCR Print Ltd

MudPie or

The Best of  Brighton & Hove

BM Models

Wire World Media

Metamorphosis Group

My Identity Ltd


LadyM Presents

Star Communications  org  uk

Fashion judging panel 2011 – The Sussex Fashion Awards

Fashion judging panel 2011

Our professional judges for the First Sussex Fashion  Awards including Brighton & Hove are from a number of fashion related disciplines and high profile industries including member of parliament, university heads of fashion, retail stores director, press and media, with backgrounds in design, manufacturing, retailing/e-tailing.

Our judges include Jake Leith, Brighton University, Mike Weatherley MP representing Hove & Portslade ,
Claire Arksey European Retail Operations Director REISS stores, Eric Musgrave, former editor of,
Bethania Matheus of BM Models, Frances Tobin professional colourist, Claire Wallace, editor of ETC magazine, Rachel Boyle and Dawn Gracie of ABC magazines.

The first Sussex Fashion Awards public nominations closed during February 2011 and the finalists were announced during May 2011. Judging has taken place and the winners will be announced shortly.

See Click here to view more about our industry panel of judges

Brighton & Hove Sussex Business – fashion creatives and digital industry

There’s plenty on offer for fashion creatives and digital media industries at Brighton & Hove Sussex Business Show this Autumn 2011 including seminars and workshops.

We’ve teamed up with The Intellectual Property Office

The IPO offer your firm FREE information about the right protection for your intellectual property; offering IP awareness, seminars, advisors and support, IP health checks, patent information, centres and more and thus, offering you the opportunity to grow your brand. Click here for more information about the Intellectual Property Office

We’ve teamed up with Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis are one of the UK’s top visual merchandising consultancy businesses. Click here for more
information about

The team will be providing presentations on how to project your British manufactured / Sussex manufactured / Brighton & Hove manufactured products and services ready for 2012.

Simply click on today and register for your free online admission to The Business Show.

  • FREE park & ride for Business Show visitors operating for A27
    and A23 at Withdean Stadium – traffic from Crawley – Horsham – Haywards Heath –
    Burgess Hill – Lewes – Eastbourne – Hastings and Worthing -Littlehampton –
    Chichester – Steyning – Lancing – Shoreham by Sea – Portslade  – Hove.
  • Second FREE park & ride operating from Jubilee
    Street Brighton for digital and creative industries based in central

    Brighton and City College, Brighton University students who wish to

Sussex Fashion Outstanding Achievement Award 2011

The first Sussex Fashion Awards including Brighton & Hove 2011

This award is sponsored by Star Communications org. uk, South Coast Fashion Agency, providing top regional fashion emarketing services and support for autumn/winter 2011 season to the winner.

The Sussex Fashion Trust are pleased to announce the following finalists 2011 for the Award of

Sussex Fashion Outstanding Achievement Award 2011

Brighton Fashion Week

Miyala Jewellery

Dress for Excess – Brighton Museum

Cyclodelic –White Night Fashion Visibility event with Brighton & Hove
City Council and Safer Roads Partnership

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

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The Sussex Fashion Trust

Our First Year Timeline

Its primary aim as a charity, based in Brighton & Hove, to heighten visibility, engage buyers with fashion designers, increase manufacturing and export of fashions from the local Sussex region.

Unique Soft Mentoring Support – One to One – Online Support Information – Showcasing regional fashion.



The Sussex Fashion Awards 2011

New regional event, recognizing the very best of fashion and its talent, influential people in fashion today across Sussex designed by The Fashion Trust.

Click here for further information about the Trust

Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 including Brighton & Hove

Champneys - The Place To Be

This Award is sponsored by Champneys Towns & City Spas. The lucky winner will be provided with a superb hamper of luxurious spa products available from their Shops across Sussex in Brighton and Chichester

The Sussex Fashion Trust are pleased to announce the following finalists 2011 for the Award of Sussex Fashion Best Place to Spend £250 2011

The Tree of Hope Charity

Edit Boutique

Primark Stores

Judging is nearly finalised and the Award finalists will shortly be

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Sussex Fashion Awards 2010
Sussex Fashion Awards 2011

Sussex Fashion Eco Award 2011

Sussex Fashion Awards 2011 including Brighton & Hove

We are pleased to announce MCR Print as sponsors of The Sussex Fashion Eco Designer Award 2011 who is offering the winner a fantastic
printing package producing stationary, business cards and promotional material, all printed on sustainably sourced FSC paper, including our time and expertise with art working and design currently worth a value of £700.00

The Sussex Fashion Trust are pleased to announce the following finalists 2011 for the Award of Sussex Fashion Eco Designer Award 2011


Beyond Skin

Supernatural Kids Clothing

Jez Eaton

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

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Sussex Fashion Awards 2010
Sussex Fashion Awards 2011