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WGSN Global Fashion Awards Shortlist for 2012

It’s coming, that’s right it’s nearly here… the 5th November at the Savoy will be the evening to host the eagerly awaited WGSN Global Fashion Awards.  

Earlier this month the talented shortlisted nominees were announced, at The W hotel situated in London. This was a gathering of people from all directions of the globe, everyone waiting to hear who had made the final cut as a nominee and be in with a chance of claiming an award.

Harold Tillman, British Fashion Council Chairman and Patrick Grant, owner of bespoke tailors of Norton & Sons of Savile Row, were amongst the industry experts who attended. 

I previously posted, these awards will be judged by an extremely talented
panel of judges.  Click here to find out who will be deciding their

WGSN Global Fashion Awards are staged by the world’s leading trend and style
forecaster and honour fashion’s most inspirational
and innovative individuals and businesses who are pushing the boundaries,
propelling the industry forward and setting the design agenda on a global
scale. T
hey are the only fashion awards that enable the winners to lay
claim to being the best in the world in their field”


WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2012 shortlisted nominees are:



  • Emerging Designer

Byungmun Seo, Fannie Schiavoni, Masha
Reva, Emma Yeo

  • The LYCRA® Future Designers Award

Shortlist: Derek Clarkson, Shireeka Devlin, Charli Cohen, Esther Kruyer

  • Footwear &
    Accessories Designer (nomination only)

Shortlist: Emma Hill for Mulberry, 3.1 Phillip Lim,
Charlotte Olympia, Loewe

  • The CATRICE Womenswear Designer (nomination only)

Shortlist: Victoria
Beckham, Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders

  • Menswear Designer (nomination only)

Shortlist: Paul
Surridge for Z Zegna, Patrick Grant for E. Tautz, Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton,
Dries Van Noten


  • Denim Design Team

Shortlist: Levi’s Commuter Series, Isko, G-Star,


  • Intimates/Swim
    Design Team

Shortlist: Seafolly, Victoria’s Secret, Marks and
Spencer, OndadeMar

  • Sports/Activewear
    Design Team

Shortlist: Sweaty Betty, The North Face, Lorna Jane,
Bogner Ski Wear, adidas

  • Buying Team
    (multi-brand retailer/e-tailer)

Shortlist: NET-A-PORTER, Liberty, Merci, Opening

  • Footwear &
    Accessories Design Team

Shortlist: marc by Marc Jacobs, The Cambridge Satchel
Company, Kurt Geiger, Pikolinos

  • Womenswear Design

Shortlist: Topshop,
H&M, J.Crew, Karen Millen

  • Menswear Design

Shortlist: Hackett, Fred Perry, Hugo Boss, Bosideng

  • Kidswear Design

Shortlist: Next, Kmart, Fred Bare, Macarons


  • Best Multichannel

Shortlist: Aurora Fashions, Calvin Klein, Farm, OrotonGroup


  • Best New

Shortlist: ALTER (Shanghai), C. Wonder (New York),
Puma (Amsterdam), Cheap Monday (London), Burberry (London)

  • Best E-Store (pure

Shortlist:, MR PORTER, HauteLook,,

  • Best Store

Shortlist: Selfridges (London), Lane Crawford (Hong Kong),
El Palacio de Hierro (Mexico), Harrods (London), Barneys (New York)

Stayed tuned as I’ll be letting you know how everyone got on after the event. To find out more go to the WGSN Global Fashion Awards website. 



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