Christian Dior's Spring Summer 2010 Haute Couture fashion show - Paris

Who better to judge the next generation of brilliant British designers than a brilliant Brit like John Galliano?

The creative director at Christian Dior will step into the shoes of Donatella Versace and become honorary chairperson of Fashion Fringe for the next two years. And he's pretty certain about what he is looking for as well...

"I am hoping we find a rebel genius. I will look for someone who reminds me of me when I was starting out - someone original, unique, who has their own style and handwriting and isn't afraid to try something new. Fashion sometimes gets scared and plays it too safe - but I want to push boundaries," he said.

Applications for Fashion Fringe at Covent Garden are now open until 30th April. Visit: www.fashionfringe.co.uk