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Lanvin's Elbaz honoured in WGSN Global Fashion Awards

Lanvin artistic director Alber Elbaz was named the most influential womenswear designer in the world at the inaugural Global Fashion Awards held by trend forecaster WGSN in New York.

ASOS won the prize for outstanding etailer of the year, and Harold Tillman, chairman of the British Fashion Council and owner of premium retailers Jaegar and Aquascutum, was honoured for the most outstanding contribution to fashion.

The awards, which were judged by a 60-strong panel of industry experts and were the first to judge the contribution of fashion businesses and industry leaders on a global basis.

See below for the full list of 2010 winners.

Outstanding visual merchandising
Lane Crawford

Highly commended:
Target and Liberty of London

Outstanding customer experience

Highly commended:

Outstanding new store
Levi’s Flagship Store - Regent Street,
London, UK (Checkland Kindleysides)

Highly commended:
New Balance - Beijing & Shanghai, China

Outstanding brand mix
Opening Ceremony

Most influential design team brand or retailer

Most influential designer - womenswear
Alber Elbaz - Lanvin

Most influential designer - menswear
Thom Browne

Most influential designer - footwear and accessories
Nicholas Kirkwood

Most creative student collection
Lilly Heine - Central Saint Martins, London

Global brand or retailer
Harvey Nichols

Emerging brand or retailer
William Tempest

Outstanding etailer

Most sustainable brand or retailer
People Tree

Best marketing campaign

Most innovative digital initiative
Wrangler (VF Europe)

Pantone special colour award for best use of colour by a designer
Chris Benz

Pantone special colour award for best use of color by a retailer
Topshop & Uniqlo

Outstanding contribution to fashion
Harold Tillman CBE

Global style icon
Iris Apfel

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