Donatella Versace to chair UK's Fashion Fringe competition
Donatella Versace has been announced as the new chairperson of UK design competition, Fashion Fringe.
The designer takes the reigns from Tom Ford, who headed the selection committee for the last two years. The annual event provides one new designer a year with £100,000 of funding, to allow them to show a collection at London Fashion Week.
The competition has helped launch a host of celebrated British fashion talent, including previous winners Gavin Douglas, Erdem, and Basso & Brooke. Runners up also include Sinha-Stanic and Modernist, both now regulars on the London Fashion Week schedule.
Speaking of her new role, Versace commented this weekend, ‘I am very honoured to be joining the committee of Fashion Fringe as their chairperson. This is an event which I have had great interest in since it began in 2004; London has an unbeatable reputation as the originator of unique fashion talent, and it is very exciting for me to be personally involved in discovering and supporting that talent through the Fashion Fringe initiative.’
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