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Blessed with the fringe benefits

As creative director of design competition Fashion Fringe, Colin McDowell is renowned for his support of UK designers. Since launching three years ago, the project has given advice and support worth £300,000 and the 2007 Fashion Fringe, which opened last week, includes a new accessories category. McDowell is also senior fashion writer for The Sunday Times Style supplement, and a fashion historian and author of more than 16 books.