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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.


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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New Fashion/Film UK Initiative

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


Valentine’s Sussex Couture

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.


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.


Diamonds – celebrating The Queens Diamond Jubilee

A spectacular exhibition at Buckingham Palace is planned to be staged later in the year at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace including the special exhibition Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration. Showing the many ways in which diamonds have been used by British monarchs over the last 200 years, the exhibition includes an unprecedented display of a number of The Queen’s personal jewels – those inherited by Her Majesty or acquired during her reign.  The exhibition will reveal how many of these extraordinary stones have undergone a number of transformations, having been re-cut or incorporated into new settings during their fascinating history.


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.   www.fashionsussex.co.uk


Shopping across Sussex

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.Initial criticism was made whether Britain should have the reference ‘Great’ but clearly London now recently voted the capital of EU shopping provides every reason why.London has been ranked as the best European city for shopping with competition from 33 other cities including Paris, Barcelona and Madrid in a research report, The first ever Globe Shopper City Index Europe,* published during November 2011.

London was described by the researchers as  ‘a globe shopper’s paradise’The UK’s tourism minister, John Penrose, welcomed London’s top ranking, saying

…“The capital’s shopping experience – whether at Christmas or any other time of year – is second to none. Next year the eyes of the world will be on us as we host the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – this award once again shows that London really has something for everyone.” …

And Sussex …

The Sussex Fashion Trust , the regional fashion charity trust, from its conception has been particularly instrumental in promoting products and services designed and  made from the local region, wherever possible.

The Fashion Trust recently ‘designed’ 12 regional fashion awards, during 2011, where hundreds of the public nominated their favourite businesses. 12 Awards were won in its first year, a staggering 6 of the 8 winning manufacturing businesses designed and made their products not just in Great Britain but across Sussex and also the city of Brighton & Hove. 

Furthermore, The Trust was nominated during 2011, in the Policy Connect APMG nominations, by local MP,  Mike Weatherley representing  Hove & Portslade, promoting design and manufacturing within their parliamentary regions.

Read more >  APMG

Read more > Sussex Fashion Awards

Read more > Made By Britain local campaign 

*The first ever Globe Shopper City Index Europe was compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and ranked the cities on the quality of their shops, affordability, convenience, hotels and transport, culture and climate.


Couture – Made by Britain

With thanks to Suzie Turner for the beautiful silk georgette cowl back long dress featuring swarovski crystals between the crepe de chine lining and outer fabric –  pictured in our recent photo shoot for the launch of The Sussex Fashion Awards 2012.  Couture – strictly designed and made to order in Great Britain. Read more > Fashion Sussex

The Sussex Fashion Awards 2012 are open for nominations from the public voting for their favourite business or individuals based in Sussex, including Brighton & Hove.


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

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

Audio/slideshow from The Sussex Fashion Trust with MP Mike Weatherley representing Hove & Portslade,  and Jake Leith Chair of The Institute of Chartered Designers and Head of Fashion, Brighton University discussing their roles as trustees including the Creative Industries, Intellectual Property Rights, Brighton University and future growth of fashion acrosss Sussex.

and  audio/slideshow with judges, trustees, nominees and visitors at the finalists announcements held recently at The Grand Hotel Brighton. Audios from judges including the retail director of REISS Fashion Stores, BM Models, Frances Tobin, ABC Magazine executives,  ETC Magazine and trustees Mike Weatherley MP and Jake Leith.

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Brighton Hove Sussex UK Fashion Business – The High Street Fund charity

Moving on from the recent disturbances, The High Street Fund is a national charity, working to help small businesses in England damaged by the riots.

The fund is registered with the Charity Commission and administered by a group of trustees who are senior business figures with very wide experience.  It depends on voluntary contributions and was created with generous donations from the large businesses, many of which have given the time of their staff or other resources.

The charity has benefited from significant grants from public authorities, including £500,000 from the Mayor of London, and £230,000 from London Boroughs. The Kirsh Foundation has also donated £100,000.

To continue the work to get our High Streets up and running on behalf of small businesses and England’s high streets, the charity welcome funds from all who would like to contribute. Please view for further information www.thehighstreetfund.co.uk

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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

The Sussex Fashion Awards at www.fashionsussex.co.uk

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