Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Global fashion awards - winners announced

One of the most exciting events in the fashion calendar was held at Gotham Hall in New York last week with fashionistas, designers, buyers and superstars flying from around the World to join the party. Check out who is hot in the fashion world this year....

One of the most photographed ladies there was 'The City' star, Whitney Port, wearing Matthew Williamson, rather than one of her own designs. I love the colour and the cut out detail and embellishment on the back of the dress, however, I am not convinced by the cut of the dress as I think it makes her look very straight and broad and I dont feel like it flatters her whatsoever. She actually looks quite uncomfortable in it as well? What do you think?

whitney port matthew williamson gown

Erdem was among the winner’s of this year’s Global Fashion Awards, held in New York last week. The British-based designer was crowned as Most Influential Womenswear Designer at the glitzy awards gala, over strong international competition from Miuccia Prada, Marc Jacobs, Jonathan Saunders, Phoebe Philo and Christopher Bailey.

 by WGSN, the world's leading style and trend forecaster, the Awards were created in 2010 to recognise and reward innovative international talent and achievement within the fashion industry.

“The Global Fashion Awards is a truly global event. Attracting entries from countries such as the USA, the UK, Israel, China, Norway, Australia, Japan, China, India, France, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Sweden, Spain and Hong Kong, this is the only place you will find future stars being heralded alongside some of fashion’s best-known names,” said Lauretta Roberts, WGSN Global Fashion Awards Director. “With an impressive judging panel of industry greats, fashion experts and icons, this is the only award that celebrates innovation and excellence on a unique peer-to-peer platform.”

There was further success for British brands: Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green fashion label won Breakthrough Brand or Retailer; high-end online retailer Net-a-Porter were awards Best Etailer; my-wardrobe.com took home the Outstanding Customer Experience award; Outstanding Brand Mix was awarded to Matches; and Topshop took home the Most Influential Design Team accolade.
Other winners were: British designer Barbara Hulanicki who was honoured for her Outstanding Contribution to Fashion; Daphne Guinness scooped the Global Style Icon award; and Eudon Choi received the Emerging Talent prize.

Additionally, H&M were crowned Global Retailer, Acne was awarded Most Influential Designer, Footwear and/or Accessories, and Breakthrough Designer went to Michael Cinco.

The awards took place in Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, which was decorated with bespoke installations made with Swarovski Elements, and attracted a star-studded guest list including Whitney Port, Coco Rocha, Brad Goreski, Nadja Swarovski, Anna Sui, and Charlotte Ronson.


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