Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Fashions Finest AW19 Highlights

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The Kemist
MIU George Photography

Attending: Heather Bird, Sarah Mulindwa, Sandi Bogle, Robyn Bevan, Rick Stevens, Joe Alvarez, Tamara Alvarez, Nicky Hambleton-Jones, Sheila Bonnick and Simon Gross.

On the 16th of February, Fashions Finest welcomed 17 designers from 12 countries and an equally global audience at their new location the Congress Centre, Great Russel Street, London.

Fashions Finest’s kicked off the day with its Let’s Talk Fashion Business, industry talk series featuring Sue Mee Maudsley. The fashion veteran who worked with brands such as Burberry, Topshop, Warehouse, Monsoon, John Lewis, Topman, Simply Be and Racing Green shared valuable industry insights with the audience.

The first runway show of emerging designers commenced leading with Misora Nakamori, L'Essayeur, Nitya Singh, Helen Kaye, The Kemist, and Kepaza.

Followed by the next set of designers which included
Mary Dickow, Pathos, Olya Sookie, Kanna Yeung, Miss Boss Fashion, Linda Blissett, Louisa Moody, and Tuncer Tonun.

GH Lingerie enticed with sensual intimates in the pop-up space, where Berkshire Beauty pampered guests with complimentary beauty treatments and much-appreciated massages, while Fashion Enter was on hand with resources and advice for fashion creatives.

A day of fashion extravaganza culminated in the Britain’s Top Designer Award at 8 pm.

Helen Kaye, Mary Dickow, Kepaza, Louisa Moody, Misora Nakamori, April Banbury, Joyce Pilarsky, Tuncer Tonun, and sustainable designer Giebultowski presented their collections in front of industry judges - stylist to the stars Bernard Connolly, celebrity and fashion photographer Joe Alvarez, fashion editor and media personality Sarah Mulindwa and TV presenter and stylist Nicky Hambleton-Jones.

The Britain’s Top Designer winner Tuncer Tonun was announced by Fashions Finest director Deborah St Louis with the first runner-up Joyce Pilarsky from the Philipines and second runner-up: Misora Nakamori.

Fashions Finest thanks its partners:
Fashion Enter, AOFMPro, BerkshireBeauty, David Rae Salons, British Style Society, Ikon Magazine, Julie Bryan, Scienthealth, Ikon London Magazine