The Judges

The Fashion Accessory of the Year judging panel is selected to ensure a broad cross section of the industry is covered, from the quirky one-off local gift shop through to elegant independent galleries, the UK's most respected department stores and everything in between. The judges have diverse backgrounds and experiences making a good recipe for their task in hand.

During the rigorous, week long process of judging the judges forensically review and evaluate the submitted product constantly measuring against the criteria and standards. The secret judging room is a hive of activity, thought, discussion, hard work and of course fun!

The judges are proud and honoured to be selected for this prestigious task and proud knowing their efforts and decisions have contributed to the success of newly launched products and raised the profile of the companies who entered.

Meet the Judges!

Amanda Partridge
Womenswear, Accessories & Intimate Apparel Buyer/Selector
Associated Independent Stores, Solihull

With a background in retail and having been a buyer within the independent sector for over 15 years, Amanda Partridge currently works at Associated Independent Stores as an Accessory, Lingerie and Womenswear Buyer for multiple department stores.  Amanda is also the chief organiser of the INDX Accessories and INDX Intimate Apparel trade shows which were launched by AIS in 2013 and take place twice a year at Cranmore Park Exhibition Centre in Solihull.


Head of Buying - Womenswear & Fashion Accessories Brands 
House of Fraser


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