Staged by WGSN, the world's leading fashion forecaster, the WGSN Global Fashion Awards recognise and reward brilliance in fashion and retail design across the globe.
Giles Deacon, British Fashion Designer, Eric Jennings, Fashion Director of Saks Fifth Avenue, and Rankin Celebrated Fashion Photographer are just some of the names on a panel of 50 expert judges from every corner of the world. From thousands of entries, they reviewed and selected the very best from companies large and small, across all four corners of the globe.
The awards were presented at a star-studded, exclusive gala event at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on 30th October.
45 years of tradition, quality, design and technological innovation have made Almax international leader in the design and production of men, women and children mannequins and busts forms. A success achieved thanks to some of the strengths: the craftsmanship and Italian style, the quality of materials and workmanship, sustainability and attention to the needs and values of the client.
Thanks to a customization service and extremely rapid prototyping, high production capacity and a wide range of models created by sculptors, designers, decorators, Almax is able to offer comprehensive advice on the product and to meet all requirements in a short time.
The constant research in the creative and technology allows us to experience new aesthetic solutions, new applications and new materials, with great attention to the use of eco-friendly raw materials and the quality of work environments.
The Almax products are, in fact, made in two eco-sustainable factories in Italy and in China, through the use of shock-proof polystyrene, a material which makes them extremely durable, but especially recyclable. All finishes are also made with water-based paints, environmentally friendly and respectful of workers' health.
Further guarantee of the reliability of Almax is represented by the environmental certification, obtained in 2009.
AOFM Pro is one of the worlds leading backstage makeup team providers with branches in London, New York and Paris. Supplying backstage makeup for over 60 designers annually, AOFM Pro has worked with some of the world’s most renowned designers and iconic catwalk shows. In partnership with top makeup artists represented by leading agencies from around the globe, AOFM Pro provides designers with unparalleled creative and conceptual ideas, which has made AOFM the first stop for any designer looking for backstage makeup artistry.
Avery Dennison RBIS, a global leader in apparel and footwear industry solutions, is a $1.5 billion division of Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY). Avery Dennison RBIS provides intelligent, creative and sustainable solutions to elevate brands and accelerate performance from design to retail store floor. The company’s industry leading, end-to-end solutions include innovative heat transfer technology, RFID and price management supply chain solutions and sustainable packaging services. Based in Framingham, Massachusetts, Avery Dennison RBIS has 115 locations in 50 countries and across six continents. For more information, visit www.ribs.averydennison.com.
Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With operations in more than 50 countries, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, the company reported sales from continuing operations of $6 billion in 2012. Learn more at www.averydennison.com.
THE MARKETPLACE FOR FASHION BRANDS
Baleeblu’s essence is a genuine lifestyle, a different and individual way of looking at life. At Baleeblu we know that we are all not the same. And we don’t want to be.
Baleeblu is a multi-label platform where independent brands and designers find the perfect place to develop their online business. We insist in boosting the talent of new clothing makers and that of brands with an individual and genuine perspective of fashion. We love street and casual style.
Baleeblu is not just another marketplace. At Baleeblu we give a voice and saying to all our users in order to create a developing and alive community where they can create, discover and share their own fashion content.
Since our launch in 2000, Brise designed a contemporary fashion collection for a woman with a very dynamic life. From business looks to traveling, leisure and evening wear, our line of design provides a stylish wardrobe, mixing the best quality of silk, cotton, wool with ingenious cuts and innovative manufacture.
The modernist attitude has always been the main ingredient of the collection, and it is reflected in the clean lines, minimalist details, exceptionally integrated in urban colours. Every outfit of the collection is created to value a woman’s natural beauty and personality.
The versatility of the collection leads to endless possibilities of wearing a Brise wardrobe day to night, in a relaxed, yet elegant way.
Having a complete circle of in-house design department, production plant and our own stores, gives us the opportunity to grow every day and in every way including quality of the materials, designs, concept stores and most of all, offering to our customers the best experience in fashion.
A new dimension in the pure joy of life
CATRICE – the passion of playing with the ever-changing facets of beauty. Modern make-up collectionsbased on unrivalled expertise in terms of innovation and trends. Exciting colours and looks inspired by the fashion capitals of the world, re-interpreted in a striking product range.
CATRICE never misses a single trend, must-have or detail.
CATRICE always has a finger on the pulse of the times and develops premium products with innovative textures and high-end packaging.
And thanks to its incredibly affordable prices, there really is no stopping the love of shopping.
With its 200 million meters of fabric a year and 300,000 square meters of denim production plant, İSKO™ is the largest denim producer worldwide.
Part of SANKO Group, a big multinational company with a highly diversified business activity, İSKO™ in just a few years has asserted itself as the global Premium Denim leader, the ideal Quality Ingredient Brand for prestigious fashion players such as DIESEL, HUDSON, Nudie Jeans and key fashion retailers Esprit,Zara,Topshop and servicing conceptual ideas to some brands like GEOX…etc İSKO™ provides them with exclusive patented denim technology, guarantee of quality and performance for the final consumers.
For İSKO™, innovation is a true cultural imperative, embodied by cutting-edge initiatives: from lectures and round-tables about its successful Ingredient Branding strategy or eco-sustainable approach to the refined Up to denim™ project focusing on the future of the sector, in addition to the annual washing seminar cycles gathering up the creative divisions of renowned brands like Diesel, Jeckerson, Harmont&Blaine, Mac, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara, Topshop and so on.
İSKO™ is seriously committed to an eco-friendly approach embracing every aspect of the production chain. İSKO EARTH FIT™ is the first eco-sustainable denim collection, producing 40% savings in water usage and 30% in energy, as well as a 30% reduction in the amount of chemical products. İSKO™ is also at the forefront for recycled denim: with Nudie Jeans it run a project where old denim is cut, milled down to a pulp and blended with virgin organic cotton to generate a new fabric.
Through leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX® and CORDURA®, INVISTA transforms daily life through its innovations in the nylon, spandex and polyester industries. Although you may not realize it, our products play a role in nearly every aspect of your daily life—from the fibers in your bath rug to the fabric in your clothing to the plastics in your car.
While INVISTA has a diverse portfolio of products, the company is widely known for its extensive range of LYCRA® fiber branded products, including XTRA LIFE LYCRA® fiber for chlorine resistance in swimwear, LYCRA® FUSION™ fiber for ladder resistant hosiery, and our new LYCRA® fiber with W Technology, which has enduring whiteness desired in intimate apparel.
With approximately 11,000 employees in 20 countries around the globe and continuous investments in research and development, we are continuously seeking new ways to anticipate and exceed customer expectations while staying focused on the most productive, efficient use of resources in all parts of the business. We work hard to create long-term value for our customers and society, which means that we are committed to finding high-quality, innovative materials to make all those moments throughout your day even better.
INVISTA is one of the largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers. Learn more at www.INVISTA.com, and follow on Twitter.com/INVISTA and Facebook.com/INVISTA global.
My-Perfect-T is a contemporary fashion label with its foundations rooted in the 4 main ancient classical elements – Earth, Water, Air and Fire.
Taking inspiration from classic elements with a subtle sprinkling of British cool has led to the creation of beautiful, unique and versatile prints, thus making it a label identifiable by its alluringly dreamy, effortlessly chic designs.
Simple, flattering, body skimming precision cut silhouettes made out of specially sourced silks and organic cotton, projects unassuming sexiness whilst allowing the inimitable prints to flourish as the main focus of the design.
By focusing on upper body garments, My-Perfect-T is able to provide its clients with an exquisite array of prints to suit your mood, the trends, or the occasion.
The 5th Element and the Philanthropic Element are the final two elements to complete the label. The 5th Element accentuates the idea of individuality, whilst the Philanthropic Element captures the playful side of the brand, as well as allowing us to commit to meaningful causes.
My-Perfect-T is due to launch in October 2013.
Orka Group, founded in 1986, is globally operating Menswear Company offering a broad range of fashion and accessories. Damat Tween and D’S, Orka Group’s 2 lifestyle fashion brands are designed and produced in Istanbul and carry the hint of the lands 7000 years old culture, a synthesis of the west and east in their DNA. Committed to innovation as well as creation, contemporary yet timeless style meets nanotechnological products in all of the collections for all brands. Damat Tween and D’S are dedicated to offer high quality products at affordable prices as well as catering its customers with an upscale service.
Operating in carefully selected upscale 385 sales points and 210 concept store worldwide, Orka Group is committed to further build upon it’s present success, promoting its brands with a broad range of marketing and communication tools, including advertising campaigns, POS marketing, media relations, social networking, fashion shows and trade fairs.
Seeking for new opportunity to further its worldwide expansion and constant solid growth, Orka Group aims to reach a global presence in its 5 year growth plan developing through direct investment, partnerships and franchising. Rooted in “rising star” economically, socially and internationally impactful “rising start” country Turkey, the group offers a mutually lucrative, high profit business opportunity to its future business collaborators
Preciosa is a world leading producer of cut crystal, specializing mainly in the production of machine cut chatons, beads and other fashion jewellery stones in a broad variety of shapes, colours and sizes. Preciosa cooperates with Pantone, the colour trend setting company. With its 3800 employees, Preciosa has headquarters and 100% of its production in the in the Czech Republic in a region with hundreds of years of glass making tradition.
This year Preciosa responded to a growing market demand for lead-free* crystals with its new GENUINE CZECH CRYSTAL™ MAXIMA top quality product line. The first product from this line is the MC Chaton MAXIMA which combines, for the first time in history, high quality lead-free* crystal made with Preciosa® Hi-Pure Crystal ™ technology with an original patented 15-facet cut which is foiled with the innovative Dura-Foiling™ layer. The result is a Preciosa® GENUINE CZECH CRYSTAL™ component of unrivalled optical-aesthetic properties and exceptional durability which is unmistakably verifiable. More on www.maxima.preciosa.com.
All Preciosa products meet all the most strict and necessary world certifications and standards.
* Lead content <0.009% (<90ppm)
For over 50 years, Takasago has been the only fragrance house connecting East and West in an exchange process that has been its life force. Every day, the Japanese values of purity, beauty, attention to detail, responsiveness, service enhancement and high technology, embrace a western culture sensitive to luxury, olfactory innovation and ‘‘art de vivre’’.
This unique double identity justifies our offering the vision of a highly creative fragrance house.
When we create our perfumes, we take into consideration cultural differences, market trends, the expectations of our customers and their brand DNA. Every case is specific and we put our tailor-made expertise and when required proven technological advantages into every one of our creations.
The “Takasago touch” also stems from our eagerness to take on board all forms of expression. We provide our partners with a dedicated service and an unrivalled level of operational excellence.
As a result, our creative, technologically enhanced fragrances can be taken to market as vehicles for true innovation that contribute to enriching society and creating a sweeter-smelling world.
ARTS THREAD is the world¹s leading new creatives network, bridging the gap between education and the design industry.
In little over 4 years ARTS THREAD has built relationships with over 100 international art & design universities/colleges in over 20 countries and helped over 600 design graduates gain employment with some of the leading brands worldwide.
ARTS THREAD provides a comprehensive online directory for new and emerging design talent. For students and recent graduates, it offers invaluable advice and information for those dedicated to developing their career.
Fashion Monitor is the leading provider of contacts, news and events for the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industries.
With over 28,000 international contacts, a forward planning calendar of events and daily up-to the minute news, Fashion Monitor provides everything you need to stay in touch and up to date with the industry.
Established in 1989 Fashion monitor is a trusted resource for brands, PRs, creatives, freelancers and the media. The site houses media, brand and PR contacts as well as freelancers, bloggers and creatives. This is supported by daily news informing you of the latest changes within the industry, product launches, store openings, account wins and key industry movements.
You can also keep up to date with upcoming events including fashion week schedules, press days/appointments, launches, openings, trade exhibitions and awards. As a subscriber you can access all of this information online as well as via the iphone app!
For more information on how to subscribe please contact email@example.com or call +44(0)20 7970 4299
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Signature Lifestyles is proud to announce the UK release of its Imperial Collection Vodka. The collection comprises a super premium vodka range.
Uniting the historical traditions of vodka’s production in the motherland, with the latest technologies of rectification has created the vodka itself. The water base hails from Lake Ladoga, the largest freshwater lake in Europe and is low in minerals and particularly ‘soft’ in flavour. This, combined with the highest quality wheat and rye from the fertile fields of Central and Southern Russia, are then filtered more than 12 times to create a truly superior ‘super-premium’ vodka. Initially the vodka is distilled 5 times through birch charcoal, then several times through quartz sand and finally though an algae, whose microstructure guarantees this rare purity. The unique smoothness and velvet texture of the resulting vodka recaptures the essence of the product that was enjoyed by the aristocracy of St Petersburg in the 19th Century.
These super premium vodka range in ultimate luxury packaging are imported exclusively by Signature Lifestyles Ltd.
Imperial Collection Super Premium is available at selective retailers and Luxdrinks.com
At Morgans Hotel Group, we are the global leader and innovator of the lifestyle hospitality sector, dedicated to building a differentiated brand portfolio and establishing our properties in 24 hour urban and select resort markets. We create a vibe that encourages our guests, who we call the Creative Class, to live every moment more intensely. Morgans Hotel Group is immersive, transformative and deeply engaging; embracing irony and style, elegance and luxury, with strong and daring vision. We bring together the creative power of many – designers, artists, decorators, musicians – to bend the rules, stretch the realm of possibility and constantly push the boundaries of what a hotel can be. We lead, where others follow.
Planet Retail is the world's leading provider of global retail intelligence. We partner with over 30,000 retail professionals around the world to drive dynamic strategies through an intuitive online platform and bespoke consultancy service.
We provide global insights that can enable you to identify key investment opportunities ahead of your competitors and minimise risk. Our long-established relationships with key retailers mean you get the inside track with our sales, market share and store number forecasts.
The world's leading retailers, suppliers, banks and consultancies rely on Planet Retail's expertise to power brilliant commercial decision-making across grocery, non-food, apparel, retail technology and e-commerce.
Sapphires Model Management is an award winning boutique modelling agency based in Central London. They work with a wide range of clients from independent fashion designers though to large high street brands.
Unlike many of the larger agencies, Sapphires is about quality not quantity. As a boutique agency they are able to offer each model they represent a personal and caring management service. In return, Sapphires' models feel valued and looked after and as such offer the the best possible service to our clients.
Sapphires represent a select book of amazing models with great attitudes and timeless, aspirational looks, often personally scouted and developed by the directors and booking team. The team themselves are cheerful and approachable, always happy to help and really are a friendly face in a what can be a harsh industry.
The Industry is a private members group that exists to unite and evolve the global fashion community. It facilitates unique thought, powerful collaboration and innovative experience through rare interactions with industry icons at world-class venues. The Industry connects the very people who are shaping the future of fashion.
Members include home-grown and internationals, well-known and aspiring designers, journalists, photographers, stylists, buyers, make-up artists, PRs, brand managers and more.
Under the direction of fashion entrepreneur Courtney Blackman, The Industry’s advisory panel is made up of: designer, illustrator and author, Daisy de Villeneuve; VOGUE.COM UK’S editor, Dolly Jones; fashion expert, Frances Card; WGSN’s Lauretta Roberts; Bally’s creative director, Michael Herz; fashion director and stylist, Rebekah Roy and retail consultant, creative director and trend forecaster, Yasmin Sewell.