Monday, 4 April 2011

Second annual WGSN Global Fashion Awards announce open entry

WGSN is to hold the second annual Global Fashion Awards this year in New York City. The Global Fashion Awards were created by WGSN in 2010 to recognise and reward those pushing the boundaries of fashion and setting the style agenda on a global scale. Entries can be made online via from today (4 April).

The shortlist will be announced in London at a party on 20 June at the St Martins Lane Hotel, while the winners will be announced at a ceremony taking place at Gotham Hall in New York City on 20 October. This year’s categories encompass business and creative disciplines in fashion including design, retail (off and online), buying, visual merchandising, store design, marketing and ethical practice.

The winners will be selected by an expert panel of judges comprising luminaries from the fashion and style industries including designers, buying directors, stylists, merchants and marketing executives. The 2011 panel includes:

Chee Au, Chief Creative Officer, Shanghai Tang
June Haynes, Senior Vice President of Retail, Valentino USA
Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz, Creative Directors, Bally
Orsola de Castro, Founder and Curator of the British Fashion Council’s Estethica
Dolly Jones, Editor, VOGUE.COM UK
Simon Kneen, Creative Director and Executive Vice President of Design, Banana Republic
Averyl Oates, Buying Director, Harvey Nichols - Menswear, Womenswear and Accessories
Jana Ririnui, Founder and Director, Academy of Freelance Makeup
William Tempest, Founder and Designer, William Tempest
Daisy de Villeneuve, Illustrator, Designer and Writer
Rebekah Roy, Fashion & Celebrity Stylist