Sketch entered by Dobrowolski Af Rosenborg
New designer alert! Today, not one, but TEN up and coming designers got a bit of a career boost today, when none other than Christopher Bailey, Chief Creative Officer of Burberry and British fashion design legend announced the shortlist for the Fashion Fringe contest – the winner will be announced during London Fashion Week in September.
The esteemed Mr Bailey had this to say - ‘It has been truly inspiring to review the work of these incredibly bright and creative entrants – each and every one of them with such a strong expression and point of view. The submissions that we have seen today reinforce the amazing talent, energy and creativity that run through the UK and I am so proud to be able to help nurture the next generation of visionaries who will be shaping the world of design in the future.’
And WHO might these talented things might be? Let us enlighten you . . .
The ten 2012 Fashion Fringe Semi-Finalists are (in alphabetical order):
1. Cornel Bolt (Cornel Bolt)
2. Dobrowolski & Caroline af Rosenborg) see top picture
3. Dejan (Dejan Agatonovic)
4. Fischer (Nadine Fischer)
5. Haizhen Wang (Haizhen Wang)
6. Miyoko Kamijo (Miyoko Kamijo)
7 Raffaele Ascione (Raffaele Ascione)
8. Shu Ting Wang (Shuting Wang)
9. Teija (Teija Eilola)
10 Vita Gottlieb (Vita Gottlieb)
The next stage will be the 10 semi-finalists being narrowed to three later this month, then at the final catwalk show in September, one designer will be selected by Christopher Bailey as the overall winner and will receive a two-year development package to set up and sustain their business; which includes a mixture of financial support, business advice, mentoring and a fully equipped studio.