Global Fashion Awards

by - Friday, November 02, 2012

Image from fashioninsight

It’s finally Friday which for some is the time to welcome the weekend whilst, for some designers and retailers it is the time to make sure you are getting that award. 

Remember Remember the 5th November … This is the date for the 3rd annual Global Fashion Awards. This awards specialising in being the first ever awards to recognise fashion designers, retailers and marketers globally, this unique awards ceremony was founded by WGSN who is the world’s leading fashion trend forecaster.

The Global Fashion Awards will be held within the fashion capital London, at one of most the famous awards ceremony holders hotels The Savoy. The Savoy is the place where most of our fashion awards happen such as the British Fashion Awards etc. This celebratory evening will be hosted by Cat Deeley. The awards are split into categorise regarding Individual designers to store design.

Here are this year’s shortlists:

Designer Individual
Emerging designers: Byungmun Seo, Fannie Schiavon, Masha Reva, and Emma Yeo
The Lycra future designer’s award: Derek Clarkson, Shireeka Devlin, Charli Cohen, and Esther Kruyer
Footwear and accessories designer: Emma Hill for Mulberry, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Charlotte Olympia, and  Loewe
The Catrice Womenswear Designer:  Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, and Jonathan Saunders
Menswear Designer: Paul Surridge for Z Zegna, Patrick Grant for E Tautz, Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, and Dries Van Noten

Designer Team
Denim design team: Levi's Commuter Series, isko, G-Star, and Current/Elliott
Intimates/Swim design team: Seafolly, Victoria's Secret,  Marks and Spencer,  OndadeMar
Sports/Activewear design team: Sweaty Betty,  The North Face,  Lorna Jane,  Bogner Ski Wear, and adidas.
Buying team (multi-brand retailer/etailer): NET-A-PORTER,  Liberty, Merci,  Opening Ceremony
Footwear & Accessories Design Team: marc by Marc Jacobs, The Cambridge Satchel Company,
Kurt Geiger, and Pikolinos
Womenswear design team: Topshop,  H&M,  J.Crew,  Karen Millen
Menswear design team: Hackett, Fred Perry, Hugo Boss,  Bosideng
The TREKSTOCK Kidswear design team Award: Next,  Kmart,  Fred Bare, Macarons

Store Design
The GFK Best multichannel retailer award: Aurora Fashion,  Calvin Klein,  Farm, OrotonGroup
Best new store/refit: ALTER (Shanghai), C. Wonder (New York),  Puma (Amsterdam),  Cheap Monday (London), and Burberry (London)
Best E-store (pure play):,  MR PORTER, HauteLook,, OQVestir
Best Store: Selfridges (London), Lane Crawford (Hong Kong), El Palacio de Hierro (Mexico), Harrods (London), and Barneys (New York).

You’ll have to find out the winners during next week however, stay updated with the Global Fashion Awards with following the hashtag: #GFA2012…. See more information about the judges and last year’s winners at

* Images of Burberry, Victoria by Victoria Beckham SS12 Collection, and Mulberry Invitation all from the blog archieve

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