LFW-Anna-Wintour-Samantha-Cameron-Christopher-Bailey.jpgBurberry's Christopher Bailey has announced the ten semi-finalists for the Fashion Fringe 2012 initiative. As this year's Chair, Bailey selected the aspiring designers who will be in the running to win the prestigious award which includes a show at London Fashion Week. Following an intense day of judging Bailey and Colin McDowell chose the ten designers who will go through to the next round. They are:

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)

"It has been truly inspiring to review the work of these incredibly bright and creative entrants - each and every one of them with such a strong expression and point of view. The submissions that we have seen today reinforce the amazing talent, energy and creativity that run through the UK and I am so proud to be able to help nurture the next generation of visionaries who will be shaping the world of design in the future," said Bailey.

The next stage will see this group of ten whittled down to just three finalists. They will be invited to attend an invitation-only reception on May 22 before working through the summer at the London College of Fashion to create their capsule collections. These collections will be presented at LFW in September where the overall winner will be announced. The winner will receive a two-year development package to help establish their own business. For more info, visit fashionfringe.co.uk