LONDON (5 July 2012) The third annual WGSN Global Fashion Awards to be held at The Savoy in London on November 5th. Previously held in New York, the awards honour fashion’s most inspirational and innovative who are pushing the boundaries, propelling the industry forward and setting the design agenda on a global scale.
WGSN Global Fashion Awards open for entries on the 4th of July 2012 and call for all individuals and businesses working across the fashion industry around the world.
Entries can be made online via www.globalfashionawards.com.
Award entries are free and attendance is by VIP-invitation only. The award categories focus exclusively on outstanding design across apparel, accessories, retail and e-tail. As well as rewarding the world’s best individual designers, the WGSN Global Fashion Awards will also recognise the best specialist design teams in categories such as denim, intimates & swim, kidswear and sports & activewear.
“Our new category line-up offers more opportunities for designers and design teams, large and small, to have their work recognised on a worldwide scale” said Lauretta Roberts, WGSN Global Fashion Awards Director. “We are very excited to bring the awards to London for the first time. Renowned globally for its innovation in fashion, we believe London will perfectly capture the spirit of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards.
Winners will be selected by an expert panel of judges, including some of the most prominent people in the fashion and style industries, including designers, buying directors, stylists, merchants and marketing executives.
Former winner Sarah Curran, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of my-wardrobe.com said, “Winning the Best Customer Experience Award at the WGSN Global Fashion Awards was a phenomenal achievement for the business and is something that we are incredibly proud of. The award recognised a key part of the my-wardrobe.com brand's DNA which we have focused on since day one - the customer experience - on a global platform against incredibly inspirational peers in the retail industry.”
“The WGSN Global Fashion Awards showcase the very best in fashion and retail design. The awards will inspire our audience and celebrate innovation from all four corners of the globe, from international superbrands to up-and-coming talent, from high-end catwalk design to the high street,” said Julie Harris, Global Managing Director, WGSN. “The Global Fashion awards bring to life the design inspiration that sits at the very heart of WGSN.”
For more press information on the WGSN Global Fashion Awards or to register your interest to attend, please contact Ottilie Higson.
Phone: +44(0) 20 728 5720
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