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Fashions Finest Awards 2011

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The British fashion industry is one of the most vibrant and internationally recognised fashion industries in the world...

 However, there is no recognised or prestigious award that recognises talent from the culturally diverse British fashion industry.   

Fashions Finest aims to redress this imbalance and through the Fashions Finest Awards, designers, creatives and models that work within the culturally diverse fashion industry will be acknowledged and recognised for their talent.

July 2011 will host the first ever annual Fashions Finest Awards, which will be a prestigious awards ceremony that would be truly appreciated by its recipients and would be recognised generally within the British fashion industry and internationally as a sign of true talent and professionalism.
 
How Will Nominees be selected?
Nominations will open from 1st January 2011. Individuals and companies can submit nominations for themselves or other individuals or companies that they feel are worthy of recognition and an award.

Nominee submissions close on 31st March 2011.

During the month of April an elite selection panel will decide upon the final nominees that will vye for a coveted FF Award. The panel of industry experts will include Fashion Editors, Designers and well known creatives who will decide upon a shortlist of 3 nominees in each of the 10 categories.

The FF Fashion Icon Award will be decided upon by text voting by members of the public.

The FF Hall of Fame Award will be decided upon by the editor of Fashions Finest.

On the 8th May at an exclusive Nominations party the 2011 FF Awards final nominees will be announced and the winners will be announced at the FF Awards ceremony in July 2011.

AWARD CATEGORIES & CRITERIA TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION

1. Graduate Designer of the Year

This is open to current fashion students or graduates

Selection Criteria
• must have graduated within the last year (2010)
• must have done at least one fashion show – evidence must be provided
• must provide a minimum of 3 pictures of their work
• must state the school/university they are attending or recently graduated from
• must provide a maximum 200 word bio written in the 3rd person, stating why they should be a nominee

2. Emerging Designer of the Year

This is open to new, aspiring or emerging designers.

Selection Criteria
• Provide evidence that they started their fashion label within the last 2 years (anytime from January 2009)
• Must have participated in at least 2 fashion shows – evidence must be provided
• must provide a minimum of 3 pictures of their work
• must provide a maximum 200 word bio written in the 3rd person, stating why they should be a nominee

3. Fashion Photographer of the Year

This is only open to fashion photographers or photographers that have had their work featured within fashion magazines.

Selection Criteria
• Must primarily be a fashion photographer
• Must provide at least 6 pictures of their work
• Must provide evidence that their work has been featured in magazines or used by high fashion models within their portfolios
• Must provide a link to their website
• Any additional supporting documentation
• must provide a maximum 200 word bio written in the 3rd person, stating why they should be a nominee

4. Make Up Artist of the Year

This is open to makeup artists that cater primarily to the fashion industry.

Selection Criteria
• Must primarily be a fashion makeup artist
• Must provide at least 6 pictures of their work
• Must provide evidence that their work has been featured in magazines or used by high fashion models within their portfolios
• Must provide a link to their website
• Any additional supporting documentation
• must provide a maximum 200 word bio written in the 3rd person, stating why they should be a nominee

5. Stylist of the Year

This is open to all Fashion Stylist

Selection Criteria
• Must primarily be a fashion stylist
• Must provide at least 6 pictures of their work
• Must provide evidence that their work has been featured in magazines or used by high fashion models within their portfolios
• Must provide a link to their website
• Any additional supporting documentation
• must provide a maximum 200 word bio written in the 3rd person, stating why they should be a nominee

6. Female Model of the Year

This is only open to female models

Selection Criteria
• Must be a working model that has been modelling for at least two years
• Must be currently signed to a well known modelling agency or have been signed to a well known modelling agency within the past 2 years
• Must submit at least 6 pictures from 6 different shoots
• Must submit any tear sheets (this can be done by email)
• Must submit a modelling CV
• must provide a maximum 200 word bio written in the 3rd person, stating why they should be a nominee

7. Male Model of the Year

This is only open to male models

Selection Criteria
• Must be a working model that has been modelling for at least two years
• Must be currently signed to a well known modelling agency or have been signed to a well known modelling agency within the past 2 years
• Must submit at least 6 pictures from 6 different shoots
• Must submit any tear sheets (this can be done by email)
• Must submit a modelling CV
• must provide a maximum 200 word bio written in the 3rd person, stating why they should be a nominee

8. Accessory Designer of the Year

This is open to accessory companies and can include shoe, jewellery, millinery and any other type of fashion accessory company.

Selection Criteria
• Must state what type of accessory company they are
• Must provide at least 6 pictures of their work
• Must provide a link to their website
• Any additional supporting documentation
• must provide a maximum 200 word bio written in the 3rd person, stating why they should be a nominee

9. Menswear Designer of the year

This award is open to Menswear Designers that produce menswear as their primary designs.

Selection Criteria
• Must provide at least 6 pictures of their work
• Must provide a link to their website
• Any additional supporting documentation
• must provide a maximum 200 word bio written in the 3rd person, stating why they should be a nominee

10. FF Fashion Icon

Any members of the public can nominate and vote for an individual or company that they consider to be a fashion icon. The fashion icon award is open to the public's interpretation of what they consider to be a fashion icon.

Must state why the person put forward should be considered as a fashion Icon in a maximum of 100 words.

11. Fashions Finest Hall of Fame
This category will be decided upon by the editor of Fashions Finest whom will decide which individual or company should be elected into Fashions Finest Hall of Fame. This alongside Designer of the Year is one of the most prestigious awards.

The recipient of this award will be informed that they have won the award prior to the event.

12. Designer of the Year

This is the most prestigious award and is open to any genre of fashion designers.

Selection Criteria
• Only designers that have been established for a minimum of 4 years (starting from 2006) can be considered for this award
• Must have participated in at least 5 fashion shows – evidence must be provided
• must provide a minimum of 6 pictures of their work
• must provide evidence of any press that they have recieved
• must provide a link to their website
• must provide a maximum 200 word bio written in the 3rd person, stating why they should be a nominee


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