Fashion Fringe, the event which gives up and coming designers the chance of showing at London Fashion Week, will close for entries in seven days’ time.
Chaired by Burberry chief creative officer Christopher Bailey, Fashion Fringe closes for entries on April 27 and after the deadline Bailey will select a shortlist of 10 designers to undergo a technical day and board interview before three finalists are announced on May 22.
The final three will then be given a budget and a studio to create their collections, which will be shown on schedule at London Fashion Week in September.
The overall winner is then selected at the show by Bailey himself and then awarded a two year development and mentoring package which includes funding and a studio at Somerset House.
“Fashion Fringe provides a wonderful platform to develop emerging creative talent and I am very proud to be partnering with them to unearth the next generation of exciting designers,” said Bailey.
Now in its ninth year, Fashion Fringe has helped launch many successful names into the fashion industry including Basso & Brooke (2004), Erdem (2005), Corrie Nielsen (2010) and most recently duo Fyodor Golan who showcased their first collection in London Fashion Week A/W 2012 to much critical acclaim.
Details of how to submit applications can be found via the Fashion Fringe website, www.fashionfringe.co.uk/apply