New talent defies weather to storm the catwalk.
Storm Callum may well have been causing havoc across the UK but last Friday, up and coming designers and industry talent were causing a creative storm on the Midlands Fashion Awards catwalk. Held at the CBSO Centre, Birmingham, the Midlands Fashion Awards 2018 was full to capacity with a bumper edition of 42 finalists on show.
Now in its eleventh year, the MFA is an established and dedicated showcase for independent, emerging and creative talent in the region, from designers to make-up artists and stylists to photographers.
The catwalk show and awards ceremony was hosted by the actress and presenter Nicky Campbell. She said: “If you weren’t at the MFA’s – then you missed out. Incredible talent and creativity from all involved! So proud to have been part of such a fantastic evening.”
All MFA 2018 winners received a trophy and will gain industry led opportunities to further their career. Media partner Style Birmingham Magazine will provide the chance to work on an editorial fashion shoot and gain media exposure while FashionCapital.co.uk will offer a one-to-one mentoring session with industry expert and CEO Jenny Holloway, as well as supplyi ng 60 mteres of fabric valued at £3,000.
The 2018 winners are:
Niall O’Connor, Emerging Photographer of the Year 2018
Runners-up Lee Leyland and Lara Bailey
Dianne Tutt, StylistinMe, Fashion Stylist of the Year 2018
Runners-up Daisy Jane Dunne and Séarlait Golby
Make-up Artist of the Year 2018
Rosin Conway, Make-up Artist of the Year 2018
Runners-up Harper Neer and Chrissie Trattos
Rising Star Awards
Rising Star Award (Make-up Artist) Ade Fadahunsi
Runner-ups Paris Williams and Gennavive McIntosh
Hiorns Hats, Accessory Designer of the Year 2018
Runner-up Hayley Volkering
Fashion Designers – Young Designer of the Year
Charlotte Bull, Young Designer of the Year 2018
Runner-up Ekaterina Webb
Fashion Designers – Emerging Designer of the Year 2018
MYREALCOVER, Emerging Designer of the Year 2018
Runner-up Wendy Nguyen
Fashion Designers – Independent Designer of the Year 2018
Marie Sansome, Independent Designer of the Year 2018