With a new, extended format and even more industry experts, Fashanne Returns for 2020
FASHANNE 2020 returns to Nottingham next spring, with a new, extended format and even more industry experts investing their time and their brands in the designers of the future.
Taking place on the 29th and 30th April 2020, FASHANNE, founded by BBC East Midlands Today presenter Anne Davies, has now evolved into a two-day fashion showcase. Anne has taken two years to redesign the awards, consulting with regional universities and significant fashion figures to develop the awards into a dynamic and innovative platform for emerging talent.
For the first time, the event will incorporate workshops and a lively fashion based ‘Question Time’ evening on sustainability, fast fashion and the future of the industry. Chaired by Anne Davies, a panel of industry experts (including Hugo Boss’ Head of Design – Athleisure and ASOS’ Sourcing Director) will give their views on the industry they work in and of course answer questions from the audience.
On Day two – April 30th – St Mary’s Church in Nottingham’s Lace market will host a spectacular Awards ceremony with an innovative catwalk show, entertainment, bespoke chocolates, food and drink. It’s a night not to be missed.
Since its launch in 2016, FASHANNE has grown year upon year and is now expected to welcome over 500 people to the event in April 2020.
Helping students bridge the gap between university and the workplace, Fashanne champions diversity and sustainability both on and off the catwalk. To this end, next year’s brochure will be electronic with guests able to access the information they need via their phones.
Anne Davies, BBC East Midlands Today presenter and founder of FASHANNE, said: “Fashion is so much more than clothes – it’s about the way we think, the aspirations we harbour, the way we live and the way we want to live.
“It’s about our future as much as our present and our past, and to reach out to the next generation in the best way possible is possibly the only way of ensuring that the future is all we want it to be.”
FASHANNE 2020 winners will receive a financial prize as well as a paid internship with the award’s sponsors.
Tickets to the Fashion Show are priced at £30 and to the Question Time with the Fashion Experts at £15. If purchasing four fashion show tickets, the fifth ticket is free.