Midlands Fashion Awards 2019: event returns to Birmingham for 12th year

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The iconic Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA) is set to return to Birmingham for its 12th year.

Emerging designers and creative talent from across the region will be showcasing their work on Friday 11 October.

The event kicks off at the CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham starting at 7:30pm, where one deserving winner and runner up will be chosen from each of the eight categories.

‘Sustainability Designer of the Year’ is a new addition to this year’s ceremony, reflecting the current demand among fashionistas for ethical fashion.

The judging panel will consist of seven industry experts including the founder of the Midlands Fashion Awards herself.

Who are the judges?

  • Jenny Eason, Founder & Director, Midlands Fashion Awards
  • Carry Somers, Founder & Global Operations Director
  • Lisa Shepherd, Creative Director
  • Frances Baron, Fashion Designer at FG4 by George Davies
  • Diana Stoencheva, Creative Director at The Central School of Make-Up
  • Rebecca Frances, Professional Make-up Artist
  • Michelle L Beddall, Lecturer in Make-up Artistry
  • Matt Wilson Photography

More information on the judges can be found on the MFA website.

Prizes include expert mentoring from industry professionals, editorial photoshoots and PR and social media promotion.

Past winners have also gained work placements and gone on to showcase their designs across the world.

Above all, the prestigious event will bring together the Midland’s very best fashion and accessory designers, make-up artists, fashion stylists and fashion and beauty photographers.  

On the night attendees can expect to see a series of catwalk shows featuring new and emerging designers.

Following this will be exhibitions from the jewellery and accessory designers, ending in the awards ceremony. 

Guests can enjoy a complimentary cocktail/mocktail upon arrival plus a free goodie bag including MFA-branded products and health and beauty products.

Tickets for the night cost £38 and can be booked on the event’s Eventbrite page.

Featured image has been provided by the Midlands Fashion Awards.

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