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10th Midlands Fashion Awards Finalists Announced


ANNIVERSARY MIDLANDS FASHION AWARDS WEBLaunched by Jenny Eason a decade ago this year’s awards is scheduled to take place at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, CBSO Centre in Birmingham on Friday the 20th October 2017 and will be hosted by Capital FM’s Katy Poulsom.
Over the past three months the MFA team have been inundated with online applications and held a successful Open Call event with the judges.

Commenting on the calibre of this year’s applicants MFA founder Jenny Eason said:

“The Midlands Fashion Awards will bring together independent and emerging fashion designers and creative talent from across Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Leicester, Northampton, Staffordshire and Wolverhampton all under one roof at the most stylish fashion event of the year. We have had the pleasure of previewing some of the entries received and the standard has been incredibly high, we once again look forward to promoting the wealth of talent from across the region.”
The MFA team are now pleased to reveal the finalists for the 2017 Midlands Fashion Awards…
Dionne Reeves, Birmingham
FashionSistas, Birmingham
Anna Sanders Atelier, Leicester
EL MONÉT, Birmingham
Dolls of Decadence, Birmingham
House of Michael Wallace, Derbyshire
Kashane Swaby, Birmingham
Tiffany Stanford, Ledbury
1STMan 1st Woman, Birmingham

Sophie Pittom, Leamington Spa

Harriet Kjellman, Derbyshire

S.R.C APPAREL Menswear by Sofia Clarke, Wolverhampton

Natasha Smith, Coventry

Melissa Chapman, Coventry 

 Aurelia Czech, Coventry

Joseph Storer, Nottingham
Daisy Burt, Coventry
Bethan Jacka, Leicestershire
Harriet Eccleston, Derbyshire
Darcie Scholes, Derbyshire
Lucy Rogers, Warwick
Refined Delux, Handmade British Luxury, Telford
Amilu Handbags, Derbyshire
Giulia Mio, Haute Couture Millinery, Leicester
Tide Jewellery, Leicester




Sarah Spence Make-up Artist, Lincolnshire

Kate Reynolds Make-up Artist, Wolverhampton

Sana Rashid Professional Hair and make-up artist, Birmingham

Charlotte Lutwyche Make-up Artist, Oldbury

Kensmakeup_World, Birmingham

Beauty by Marrra, Dudley


Rising Star
Luisa Hackney Stylist, Birmingham
Gemma Broad Make-up Artist, Birmingham
Sarah Robson Make-up Artist, Dudley
Suzie Gee Make-up Artistry, Coventry
Niccy Kaloudis Make-up Artist, Solihull
Ayesha Kalyan Hairstylist, Coventry
Annalise Barry, Salon Luxury Spot, Birmingham
Billie Smith, Salon Luxury Spot, Birmingham
Jamie Richards, Richards Hairdressing, Great Wyrley
Katie Homan, Salon Luxury Spot, Birmingham

Pete Clare Photography, Wednesbury
Georgia Roberts Photography, Coventry
Nicole Lovell Photography, Wolverhampton
Fiona Cole Photography, Staffordshire
Lucie Johnson Photography, Coventry
The catwalk show will also include guest designers; RCW Clothing and Erwin Michalec, both from London and additional exhibitors at the event; Djilali-Benhmea from Leeds and RJ Gibson from London.

This year’s judges comprise of: Jenny Eason, Founder & Managing Director of Midlands Fashion Awards, Debra Hepburn, Founder & Managing Director of Young British Designers, Andrew Riley, Editor in Chief at Style Birmingham Magazine, Mike Raven, Creative Director at Style Birmingham Magazine, Matthew Roden, Tailoring Specialist at Clements and Church Ltd, Jules Cardozo-Marsh, Professional Make-up Artist, Laura Hannon Founder/Managing Director at TheCentral School of Make-up and Professional Make-up Artist Kellie Licorish.
The winners will be announced after the catwalk show and will be awarded a trophy, along with industry mentoring and the chance for their work to appear in Style Birmingham Magazine. To find out more and to buy tickets to attend the show and awards on Friday the 20th October click here. 


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