Search is on for Midlands Fashion Talent!

Calling new and emerging fashion designers and creative talent from across the Midlands and its surrounding areas! The Midlands Fashion Awards are looking for entries for their 2020 awards.

The awards provide a much-needed platform for the diverse and exciting Midlands fashion scene to present creative ideas and get noticed. This year’s awards now welcome submissions from new and emerging fashion and accessory designers, stylists, make-up artists and fashion photographers who want to showcase their innovative designs and gain exposure and recognition.

This year’s categories are:

• Emerging Designer of the Year
• Sustainability Designer of the Year
• Young Fashion Designer of the Year (Graduates)
• Accessory Designer of the Year
• Professional Make-up Artist of the Year
• Rising Star Make-up Artist
• Fashion Stylists of the Year
• Fashion Photographer of the Year

Each category will be judged by a panel of industry experts from leading fashion organisations, make-up experts, stylist and beauty journalists and professional photographers. Judges will be looking for the most cutting edge and eco-conscious designers and creative talent from across the region. Shortlisted entrants will have their entries showcased at the Midlands Fashion Awards.

Category winners will gain a Midlands Fashion Award Trophy of Excellence, catwalk exposure, mentoring opportunities from industry professionals, promotion and exposure in the press and social media alongside the opportunity to network and collaborate. Previous Midlands Fashion Awards winners and participants have gone on to showcase at Fashion Week’s around the globe as well as gain prestigious press coverage and stockists.

The Midlands Fashion Awards will be held October 2020 in Birmingham.

The application process is now open, please visit: for further details and to apply.
The deadline for submissions is 5th June 2020.



“We have been closely following the updates from the government in light of COVID-19, and today (25th March 2020) have made the tough decision to cancel the October 2020 edition of the Midlands Fashion Awards.

The decision was made after careful consideration by the team as the health and safety of our partners, participants, visitors, volunteers and everyone involved remains our top priority. We however plan to returnin 2021 and will confirm dates as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we wish you well and hope you keep safe in this extraordinary and difficult time


The MFA Team”

Photo Credits: 

Photographer: Lee Leyland
Fashion Designer: Serefina Charles
Make-up Artist: Chetna Ladwa and Miriam Bibi
Jewellery Designer: Abigail Burvill
Models: Alex inks, Josh Irishabh, Mobo Lajiabina

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