Most people look to London when it comes to Fashion brands, trends. However, Manchester has been building a fashion industry of its own for some time. Manchester holds its own when it comes fashion designers, couture curators, ecommerce brands, vintage, and boutique outlets.
Manchester was the beating heart of a vibrant and distinct textile industry throughout the Industrial Revolution. Without the hard work ethics, culture, heritage, vibrancy, the textile industry would not have the ability to support the evolution of British Fashion.
The North has produced some of fashion industries finest, and this award aims to capture not just who have excelled on the high street. But those who have changed the landscape of purchasing power.
Manchester deservedly takes its place on the Global Fashion Economy and represents the UK as a significant style city!
The Force of Fashion award will recognise an individual and /or organisation that has made a major contribution to the way we look.
Entrance is open to both on and offline brands, retailers, standalone, bespoke outlets, women’s and men’s wear, sports & leisure wear, accessories, fine jewellers.
Judges will be looking at commitment and levels of excellence, consistency. Entrants must demonstrate their commitment to providing sustainable service levels for consumers, and must have been operating for a minimum of 1 year. Please provide an overall summary of the individual / brand and the contribution to the region and further afield through innovation and creativity. (max 1000 words)
To be eligible for the award, entrants must have lived, worked and / or established their business in Greater Manchester.