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The Judges are coming… WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2012

There are a variety of fashion events that make themselves
known to us every year..  Each event is different for many reasons, but
the closer we get to the big day of seeing one, the more eager we become. 
The sheer excitement of seeing what kinds of goodies the designers are to grace
us with; the styles, the fabrics and what inspirations have been involved, most
definitely keep us intrigued.

One of the big events of this year is the WGSN
Global Fashion Awards
; after being held last time in New York, is due to be
held at the spectacular Savoy, in London this November.  The third annual
awards ceremony is hosted by the world’s leading trend and style forecaster;
who research globally to discover the latest trends to help designers and
fashion brands. This way it minimises brand investment loss and maximizes their
potential to succeed with what they sell. WGSN achieve this by extensive analysis
of all current and future style trends, giving their customers the tools
to create successful products and services to their shoppers.

The different awards fall into three categories,
designer individual, designer team and store design.

Some of the categories include:

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    Active Wear
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    & Accessories
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    Buying Team
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    The Lycra
    Best Future Designer

The awards list goes on, to find out the full list go to;

Even though the event itself is magnificent from
the catwalk show alone, they can now boast about their latest announcement of
an exceptional judging panel.  The line-up of judges is a mixture of top influential
people from all over the fashion world.  They
have judges such as
managing director Mary Homer and ASOS
product and trading director Robert Bready.  Further big names represented include Myer, Bally, Lara Bohinc,
Next, Jigsaw, FJ Benjamin,
Selfridges, Oroton, Basso & Brooke and Bora
these fashion icons will also judge the
awards alongside well-regarded writers, stylists and fashion commentators.

Basso & Brooke

Judy Coomber – Manager at Australian department store Myer

Lara Bohinc – Accessories Designer
Mary Homer – Managing Director of Topshop

To see the full list of
flawless judges please visit the link;

 Founder and Director of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards, Lauretta
Roberts says:

very proud of the calibre of the judges this year; they are a true reflection
of the spirit and reach of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards. We have world-class
retailers, designers, emerging talent, digital experts, stylists, commentators
and writers from as far afield as Sydney and Singapore. To have this panel of
judges rate your work and say it’s the best in the world is the ultimate
endorsement for any fashion business or designer.”

For more information about the event
please visit;  Twitter: @wgsn @GFashionAwards

It’s very refreshing to see fashion awards that combine up and coming designers/brands with established ones.  This is sure to be an awards ceremony to remember! Watch this space for more updates!




  1. August 11, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Wow, thanks for this info. Thank you so much for posting this!!!

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