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The 2011 WGSN Global Fashion Awards

The Industry London
13 October 2011

Long standing member and advisor to The Industry, Lauretta Roberts, created a fashion awards scheme in 2010 to encompass the entire world and the full spectrum of elements that make up an evolve global industry.

The second annual WGSN Global Fashion Awards take place on 20 October 2011 in New York City at Gotham Hall - one of the city’s most acclaimed architectural spaces.

Sponsored by SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, the black tie event will play host to the top players in the retail and design world including Animale Brasil, Barbour, Dr. Martens, Guardian Media Group, Imagine Fashion, London College of Fashion, Moda Operandi, Net-a-Porter, Not Just a Label, Parsons Paris, Qui Hao Studio, Topshop and We Are Handsome.

There is not another event in the world that brings the international fashion community together like the WGSN Global Fashion Awards and Lauretta, who sits on the advisory panel of The Industry and is the director of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards says, “We launched the awards last fall to great success and since announcing the second annual GFA’s earlier in the year, we have been inundated with award entries and requests to attend by those working across the fashion industry from all corners. We had no choice but to move to a larger venue that could accommodate an audience that had grown six-fold. This year’s ceremony will provide an unprecedented opportunity for networking across the industry with a global reach and give guests the opportunity to meet the fashion world’s best.”

Created in 2010 to recognise and reward those who are laying the foundation for the future of the fashion industry, the Global Fashion Awards is a call to recognize high-level achievement.

This year, in conjunction with the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS sponsorship, there is a new Grand Prix ‘Winner of Winners’ Award’. The judging panel of this award includes The Industry’s managing director, Courtney Blackman, Industry member Sarah Curran, CEO of, Nadja Swarovski, Averyl Oates of Harvey Nichols and a further assembly of some of fashion’s top business professionals from around the globe.

If you would like to attend the 2011 WGSN Global Fashion Awards, you can book your space by visiting:


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