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Joan Burstein, Burberry and Farfetch win Walpole luxury awards

Joan Burstein, the founder of designer independent Browns, British brand Burberry and etailer Farfetch have secured some of the top awards at this year’s Walpole British Luxury Awards.

The 13th annual awards, held at the V&A in London, saw Burstein given the lifetime achievement award following her founding of the Browns business in 1970. Burberry took home the British luxury brand advertising campaign award while etailer Farfetch scooped the award for digital innovation.

Other fashion winners included designer Stella McCartney, who secured the award for corporate social responsibility, and Italian fashion brand Bottega Veneta, which won the international brand award.

Walpole chief executive Michelle Emmerson said: “As strong British luxury brands, such as Burberry and Stella McCartney, continue their exceptional growth trajectory they are trailblazing the way for new luxury brands from all corners of the country – from Hoxton to Camberwell and Somerset to Scotland. The upswing in interest in genuine craftsmanship and British heritage products has meant that we are seeing significant export success across the board.”

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