UPDATE: Fashion Fringe's three finalists, who were announced last night by Christopher Bailey, are Haizhen Wang, Teija Eioela and Vita Gottleib.
Get ready for the next big UK-based designer to launch, as this year's Fashion Fringe semi-finalists have been revealed. Fashion Fringe founder and creative director Colin McDowell told Vogue UK that Burberry's chief creative officer Christopher Bailey phoned the 10 semi-finalists himself to give them the news. The final three will be selected on May 22 after a day of technical assessments and an interview, with the winner announced during London Fashion Week. Erdem, Fyodor Golan and Basso & Brooke are all previous winners of the prize, which includes a two-year package to help set up their business, a Somerset House studio, mentoring and financial support. Find out which designers made the cut when you read more.
2012 Fashion Fringe Semi-Finalists
Cornel Bolt (Cornel Bolt)
Dobrowolski Af Rosenborg (Heta Dobrowolski & Caroline af Rosenborg)
Dejan (Dejan Agatonovic)
Fischer (Nadine Fischer)
Haizhen Wang (Haizhen Wang)
Miyoko Kamijo (Miyoko Kamijo)
Raffaele Ascione (Raffaele Ascione)
Shu Ting Wang (Shuting Wang)
Teija (Teija Eilola)
Vita Gottlieb (Vita Gottlieb)