MFA Accessory Designer Of The Year 2014
I cannot contain my excitement any longer, I’m very proud to announce that House Of Harrie Hattie won this years title Accessory Designer Of The Year 2014 at the Midlands Fashion Awards. Back for its sixth year the annual high profile event took place at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Centre (CBSO) on Friday 24th October, hosted by ITV Weather Presenter Genelle Aldred.
With much preparation the event was a spectacular success. In attendance were fashion industry professionals, press, media and businesses which the public all celebrated an evening of fashion, style and innovation seen through the regions finest emerging independent designers and creatives, creating a platform of both exposure and network marketing for designers to further their success. The MFA was founded in 2009 by Jenny Eason and the fashion event of the year has gone from strength to strength.
For the special occasion I wore Vivienne Westwood’s Sea Monster dress – Anglomania Autumn/Winter 13/14 Collection the elegant unique cut perfectly teamed to match my Highland Tartan Headpiece. The mix of vibrant colourful tartan together they showcase a quirky stylish Highland theme. A show stopper if ever you seen one. Which leads me to the main event, not an empty seat in the house. All eyes focused on the imagination the true talent that graced the runway from each designer ( view here). My personal favourite was Michael Wallace, his collection of Haute Couture Bridal Wear saw beauty shown in his distinctive style of veils, lace with carefully pieced together feathers. All to the sound of Medievil Tudor Gothic music, the feeling that you were stepping back in time with him.
As the evening progressed the judges had made their final decision. The winner from each category receive a trophy of recognition with special features in Style Birmingham Magazine
I pride myself at House Of Harrie Hattie to create a British handmade label that offers luxury and style for my ladies to enjoy. Each headpiece is made using high end quality Harris Tweed or Highland tartan, lined with silk, complete with hand embroidered finish. My aim is to deliver the best.
I’d just like thank the incredible people I’ve met along the way, it’s been an absolute pleasure to meet so many of you, your kindness and support shown to me has been much appreciated. My journey is set to continue… 2015 I’m right here waiting. In true Hattie style *wink, wink*
Winners Of The Midlands Fashion Awards 2014
Independent Designer Of The Year – Opulance By Beverley White
Emerging Designer Of The Year – Michael Wallace
Young Designer Of The Year – Kamilla Jones
Accessory Designer Of The Year – House Of Harrie Hattie
Stylist Of The Year – Shirley Whyshall
Make – up Artist Of The Year – Lian Young
Founder/Director Midlands Fashion Awards – Jenny Eason
Photography – Garazi Photography
Headline Blog Image – Shara Designs
MFA Judges here
See you all next year!