Clothes Show Alumni
The Clothes Show Alumni is no better way for us to show off the achievement of our previous winners and their career paths that have followed.
The Creative Awards Programme is a huge success and continues to grow each year with entries continually increasing. We are passionate about giving as much support to creative art students and offering them a springboard of industry recognition and support career development from well-established speakers.
Take a look at members of the Clothes Show Live Alumni and their career development since winning their accolade.
If you are a previous award winner and wish to share your story, please get in touch via our 'Contact Us' page.
Creative Award Winners 2011
Young Designer of the year 2011
Charlotte Wood has been continuing her studies at Cleveland College of Art and Design, developing her portfolio, producing a collection for her final shop alongside completing a whistle stop tour of University interviews up and down the country. Being apart of the Clothes Show Young Designer of the year award, Charlotte has made some valuable industry contacts in which she hopes will enrich her professional development in the near future.
Knitted Textile of the year 2011
Kelli McGuiness has just completed her final year studying Fashion Design at De Montford University. Winning the award has helped me within my own work, allowing me to explore new ideas and incorporate them within my design work.
"I found this experience a great opportunity that i would encourage young designers to enter. Watching my piece go down the catwalk was a unique and exciting feeling that I was privileged to be a part of"
Creative Award Winners 2010
Young Designer of the year 2010
Shivani Chavda graduated at De Montford University and is currently an intern at Viviene Westwood. After Winning, Shivani went on to win award after award, including the 'British Fashion Council Portfolio Award' and the 'BFC & Warehouse Designer Competition', where she further worked with the design team to see her graduate collection sold in major warehouse stores nationwide. Shivani was also finalist for the 'Zandra Rhodes Catwalk Textiles Design Competition'. Shivani is now a multiple award winning graduate womenswear and print designer.
"Winning not only gave me and my work exposure in the media, but it also gave me the self confidence to believe in myself and that enabled me to push myself further in my final year of fashion design."
Young Hairdresser Of The Year 2010
Raychel Farren of Mode announced was announced the winner for her skilfully coloured vibrant purple crop. On the day she had just 45 minutes to recreate her image live on stage, not only with the added pressure of being watched by the enthusiastic crowd but also the panel of industry experts as judges.
Mark Leeson, Tim Scott-Wright, and Jamie Stevens joined representatives of HJi and Your Hair, to quiz the finalists as they worked, and inspect the quality of their cuts, colours, and finishing techniques.
Raychel follows in the footsteps of Emily Hart from Errol Douglas, Kate Hubbard from Royston Blythe, and Megan Zarrabi of Hob Salons. She wins a cover shoot for HJ and Your Hair, and of course the kudos of being named the most talented young hairdresser in the country.
Creative Award Winners 2009
Young Hairdresser Of The Year 2009
Emily Hart from Errol Douglas was the 2009 winner of Clothes Show Young Hairdresser of the Year, presented by HJi and supported by Your Hair.
"Winning hasn't just affected my career," says Emily, "it's completely changed it." Since taking the title, she has been promoted within the salon, and is now managing a thriving column. "Lots of our clients have read about the award," she explains, "which has kept me very busy."
The prestigious prize garnered plenty of interest, both locally and further afield. "The coverage after I won was great," reveals Emily. "I have a stack of magazines at home that I've been keeping since December, and even now, seven months down the line, I'm still seeing new articles."
The prize had also given Emily the opportunity to take part in more photo shoots and shows, including a cover shoot for HJ with Jamie Stevens.
Describing the experience as "absolutely amazing", Emily adds: "I learnt so much from Jamie; I felt like a junior again. He's a very talented guy and it was a fantastic day." So what advice would Emily give to hopefuls in this year's contest? "Have a look at what winning images have been achieved in previous years, and try and do something a bit different that will stand out."
Emily says that winning has really opened her eyes to all the other competitions out there for young hairdressers, which are by far the best way to get yourself noticed.
Young Designer of the year 2009
Charlotte Christy who graduated from De Montfort University is currently working for NEXT - Baby girls Wear Designer. After her work experience with asos.com, Charlotte then went on to a work placement at George at ASDA in the girls department . Charlotte's career to date includes designing for M&S, Tesco, TU, Mamas & Papas, Monsoon, Mothercare and Pineapple.
" Winning the award has definatly helped me develop as a designer, and has been a great talking point in the interviews I have had. Everyone asks me about the awards!"
Creative Award Winners 2008
Young Fashion Photographer 2008
Claire Pepper who graduated at the University of Brighton is now a freelance fashion photographer. After graduating Claire worked as a photographer's assistant in London for 2 years, finally moving onto shooting full time from the beginning of 2011. Winning the award helped Claire towards buying the essential equipment to start up on her own. She is now an international fashion editorial, commercial and catwalk photographer.
"Winning this award really makes people sit up and take notice of you, and take you more seriously."
Young Artist of the year 2008
Grant Holmes is about to embark onto a university course in fashion promotion , his dream career. Winning the award helped Grant get a foot in the door and a great talking point at university interviews.
"Winning the award has given me the confidence to say to myself actually you can do this. Whoever says you can't make it in fashion isn't trying hard enough"