Tom Ford and Fashion FringeThe deadline for Fashion Fringe the talent-searching initiative launched two years ago by Colin McDowell and now guest chaired by Tom Ford (pictured)looms this Friday. Previous winners include Gavin Douglas, Erdem and Basso & Brooke, who have all become extremely well-known in the industry. To qualify for the competition you don’t have to be a fashion student, stylist or designer-just submit your drawings in by the end of the week. This year’s best candidate will enter into a contract with new Fashion Fringe partner NET-A-PORTER.COM alongside showing their collection at London Fashion Week in February. London’s Centre for Fashion Enterprise will also lend their financial support helping the winner to set up their own business. 

Applicants must be over the age of 21 and come from the UK or Ireland-to download an application form visit -just remember the deadline is this Friday.