Fashionistas get ready; the Midlands Fashion Awards is back for 2015! Officially launching on Friday 7 August with the Independent Designers Catwalk Show at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. The seventh consecutive Midlands Fashion Awards will be held on Friday 16 October at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, CBSO Centre, Birmingham.

As always the Midlands Fashion Awards aims to recognize, inspire and promote the wealth of talent within the Midlands, while the Independent Designer Catwalk Show sees designers from across the UK showcase their designs. Demand for which grew as a result of the continued interest from unbelievably talented designers who aren’t eligible to take part in the Midlands Fashion Awards.

Jenny Eason, founder and Managing Director of the Midlands Fashion Awards said:

“Previous participants have gained valuable experience and have had considerable success as a result of the MFA, so it’s great that we can extend this opportunity beyond the Midlands, without distracting from the main awards. I’m truly amazed by the creativity and talent of the applicants each year, from the Midlands and beyond, and 2015 is no different.”

As well as an impressive catwalk show and an opportunity to network with the Midlands fashion finest, guests will also have the chance to browse a variety of stalls from the regions best boutiques. Including luxury independent fashion brands: Reece Curtis-Walwyn, Elvira & Lee Couture, Anthi G, SANDRAVIEIRA, Boo-Couture, Viola Poni, and Monday Boutique. Tickets are priced at £25, and include a glass of fizz on arrival as well as a selection of cocktail snacks.

Finalists for the Best Accessory Designer of the Year category will also be in attendance, showcasing their designs to guests and a judging panel of industry experts. While finalists in the Best Make-up Artist of the Year and Best Fashion Stylist of the Year categories will assist in the production of the fashion showcase, working alongside the designers to create the final looks for the catwalk. Finalists will be mentored and assessed throughout the process by industry professionals who will go on to choose a winner from each category. All winners will be announced at the Midlands Fashion Awards in October.

While this year, designers and creatives alike will also be given the opportunity to build and strengthen their brands using social media with an exclusive EAST VILLAGE. workshop.

Taking place from 5-6pm, prior to the catwalk show, the social media workshop will teach designers how to effectively use social media for their business. Tickets cost £55, which includes entrance to the Independent Designers Catwalk Show.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.midlandsfashionawards.co.uk


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