Friday 24 October brought fashion and glamour to the CBSO Centre, Birmingham with the sixth consecutive Midlands Fashion Awards. Recognising the wealth of fashion design creative across Birmingham and the Midlands region and celebrating with a glittering awards ceremony. Hosted by ITV Central presenter Genelle Aldred and sponsored by Resorts World Birmingham, MFA 2014 was the biggest and best so far.
Category finalists showcased their collections on the catwalk to an audience of the Midlands fashion finest alongside an expert panel of judges. Including Founder and Managing Director of the Midlands Fashion Awards, Jenny Eason, Fashion Writer and Journalist at Style Birmingham Magazine, Elle Sixsmith, Communications Manager at Retail Birmingham, Kim Stephens, Founder and Managing Director of Frock on Vintage, Pam Cheema and Luke Roper, Founder and Managing Director at Luke1977.
Judged on their creativity and style, the following winners were chosen from each category:
INDEPENDENT DESIGNER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Category Sponsor: SadeRose Boutique
Opulance by Beverley White
EMERGING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Category Sponsor: Chiltern Railways
YOUNG DESIGNER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS:
Category Sponsor: SIXTYNINE Degrees Magazine
BEST ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Category Sponsor: Gibson Kochanek Studio
House of Harrie Hattie
BEST MAKE UP ARTIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Category Sponsor: Jules Cardozo-Marsh
BEST STYLIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Category Sponsor: Selfridges
Lisa Shepherd Salons, Alan Sharman Agency, Jules Cardozo-Marsh and ShoppinginBirmingham.com supported the Midlands Fashion Awards 2014, while Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer were selected as the chosen charity, raising a total of £254 from the raffle towards their #1MillionAppeal.