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McQueen, Burberry and McCartney vie for Walpole Award

Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Harrods, Mulberry and Stella McCartney are to battle it out for the top prize at this year’s Walpole Awards.

Burberry has two nominations this year, competing against the likes of Jimmy Choo and Tiffany & Co for best brand online. Womenswear designers Roksanda Ilincic and Zoe Jordan are up against footwear name Mr. Hare for the best emerging brand.

The winners of the 10 awards will be announced on November 19 at the Banqueting House, Whitehall, by the leading British actor, Anthony Head.

Julia Carrick, chief executive of Walpole said: “This year’s award nominees represent some of the most exciting and dynamic companies in the luxury industry. The awards not only highlight the achievements of well established global luxury brands but help provide recognition for young emerging brands. We look forward to revealing the winners at the Banqueting House later this month.”

Past inners have included Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Mulberry, Erdem, Net-a- Porter, Claridges, Rolls-Royce, Dunhill, Paul Smith, Chanel and Aston Martin, amongst others.

Judges include British Fashion Council chief executive Caroline Rush, Selfridges’ creative director Alannah Weston, Harrods’ managing director Michael Ward and Gianluca Brozzetti, chief executive of Roberto Cavalli.

Nominees:

British Luxury Brand: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Harrods, Mulberry and Stella McCartney.

Best Emerging British Luxury Brand: Monica Vinader, Mr. Hare, Orlebar Brown, Roksanda Ilincic and Zoe Jordan.

International Luxury Brand: Cartier, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ferrari and Ermenegildo Zegna.

British Luxury Design Talent: Anna Perchal- Fortnum & Mason, Gerry McGovern for Range Rover and Land Rover, Roksanda Ilincic, Thomas Heatherwick and Zaha Hadid.

British Cultural Excellence: Glyndebourne, Goodwood, National Portrait Gallery, The Cultural Olympiad, The Royal Academy of Arts and Victoria and Albert Museum.

Luxury Brand Online: Aston Martin, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Orlebar Brown and Tiffany & Co.

British Luxury Brand Overseas: Burberry, Dunhill, Jaguar, John Walker & Sons and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Best Luxury Service: Brown’s Hotel London, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Gleneagles, Mosimann’s and The Ledbury.

Luxury Craftsmanship: Diamond Jubilee for John Walker & Sons, Ettinger, QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust), Savoir Beds and Theo Fennell.

Corporate Social Responsibility: IWC Schaffhausen, Quintessentially, Stella McCartney, Tiffany & Co and Vivienne Westwood.

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