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The Industry Wins at the 2011 WGSN Global Fashion Awards

The Industry London
21 October 2011

Congratulations to two longstanding members of The Industry who won at this year’s WGSN Global Fashion Awards.

This was the second annual awards ceremony of what has quickly become one of the most prestigious accolades in fashion. Frances Card, COO of Matches took to the stage to collect the prize for Outstanding Brand Mix, while Sarah Curran, CEO of collected the award for Outstanding Customer Experience.

Judges this year included several members of The Industry: Michael Herz, creative director of Bally; Dolly Jones, Editor or VOGUE.COM UK; Annette and Daniela Felder of Felder Felder; Navaz Batliwalla, a.k.a. Disneyrollergirl; designer, illustrator and author, Daisy de Villeneuve; Nicola Woods of Beautiful Soul; fashion stylist Rebekah Roy and editor of Fashion Monitor, Hannah White.

Hundreds of guests packed into New York’s Gotham Hall and amongst them were Nadja Swarovski, Coco Rocha, Anna Sui and The Industry’s managing director, Courtney Blackman.

Earlier in the day, a brunch was hosted by WGSN at Mondrian SoHo to choose the 2011 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS ‘Winner of Winners’ Award. A grand jury made up of WGSN CEO Susanna Kempe, Nadja Swarovski, Harvey Nichols’ Averyl Oates, Michelle Mone and Industry members Courtney Blackman, Frances Card and Sarah Curran. They selected NET-A-PORTER to receive the ultimate GFA honour.

Industry member Lauretta Roberts is the director of the awards, which were launched in 2010 to recognize and reward innovative international talent and achievement within the fashion industry. Lauretta says, “The Global Fashion Awards is a truly global event.  Attracting entries from countries such as the USA, the UK, Israel, China, Norway, Australia, Japan, China, India, France, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Sweden, Spain and Hong Kong, this is the only place you will find future stars being heralded alongside some of fashion’s best-known names.  With an impressive judging panel of industry greats, fashion experts and icons, this is the only award that celebrates innovation and excellence on a unique peer-to-peer platform.”

Congratulations to Lauretta, Frances and Sarah.

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