The footwear industry came together at London’s Grosvenor House last week to celebrate the achievements of the best in the business at the Drapers Footwear Awards 2010
Some 400 influential movers and shakers in the footwear sector came out to celebrate the Drapers Footwear Awards 2010 at its new home, the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last week.
Guests enjoyed a glass of champagne and were treated to a harpist recital before dinner was served and the awards began, with entertainment from comedian Rufus Hound.
The big winners included footwear designer Terry de Havilland, who is celebrating 40 years in the business. De Havilland sent a message to the audience via video link thanking them for their support and explaining why footwear stole his heart and still keeps him enthused at the ripe old age of 72.
Other big winners were Schuh, which picked up the Multiple Footwear Retailer gong and Footwear Etailer prizes, while Independent Retailer of the Year was won by Pam Jenkins, the designer footwear indie in Edinburgh. l