Awards honour emerging talent

Judges ‘blown away’ by quality of Midlands Fashion Awards finalists 

The inaugural Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA) were held at the CSBO Centre, Birmingham. Thirty-five finalists competed in seven categories at the awards which showcase independent, emerging and creative talent from designers to make-up artists and photographers. Winners included Professional Make-up Artist of the Year, Chetna Ladwa, Rising Star Make-up Artist of the Year, Miriam Bibi and Young Designer of the Year, Convergence by Lucy Taylor. MFA founder and director Jenny Eason said: “The calibre of the awards candidates has blown me and the rest of the judges away.”


1 Sophia Edie, Melisa Law, Jo Tabis, Jenny Eason, Alan Sharman, Marie Carter

2 Abigail Burril, Fraser Cairns

3 Accessory Designer of the Year, Abigail Burvill

4 Angela Armstrong, Scarllett Holland

5 Chloe Lang, Millie Austin-Hare

6 Matt Wilson with Fashion Photographer of the Year, Lee Leyland

7 Preet Singh, Oliver Rose

8 Rebecca Francis, Chetna Ladwa, Laura Quirk, Michelle Beddall

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