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WSGN Global Fashion Awards: shortlist announced

Trend forecaster WGSN has revealed the shortlist for its annual Global Fashion Awards, which will be held at New York’s Gotham Hall on October 20.

The awards, which are in their second year and are sponsored by Swarovski Elements, include nominations for retailers including Reiss, TopShop, Karen Millen, ASOS, Net-portercom and H&M; brands including Pretty Green, Donna Ida and Abercrombie & Fitch and for designers including Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, Marc Jacobs and Phoebe Philo. Categories include best etailer, global brand/retailer of the year, breakthrough brand/retailer and most influential designer across men’s and women’s wear, and footwear.

The shortlist, below in full, was revealed at an event at London hotel St Martin’s Lane to an audience including Harold Tillman, chairman of the British Fashion Council, Nicholas Kirkwood, winner of last year’s most influential footwear designer award, and WGSN chief executive Susanna Kempe.

Click here to see all the photos from the event

Outstanding Customer Experience

AlphaOne, Amritsar
Holt Renfrew
LL Bean
Macy’s (Backstage Pass) JWT New York
Santa Eulalia

Outstanding New Store

Converse, SoHo, New York
Core Spirit, London
La Boutique Palacio, Mexico
Miu Miu, Bond Street, London
Mr Mudd and Mr Gold, Stockholm, Sweden
Myer, Melbourne
Puma, Boulevard de Sébastopol, Paris (Plajer & Franz Studio)
Siamo, London
VPL, SoHo, New York
Walisuma, La Paz, Bolivia

Outstanding Brand Mix

Hudson’s Bay Company
Kirna Zabête
Lane Crawford
NK Store
Opening Ceremony
Saks Fifth Avenue

Global Brand or Retailer

Abercrombie & Fitch
Forever 21
Karen Millen
Kate Spade

Best E-tailer

Gilt Groupe
John Lewis
Rue La La (YOOX Group)

Most Sustainable Brand or Retailer

Christopher Raeburn
Levi Strauss & Co
Marks & Spencer
Naya Shoes, Brown Shoe Co
People Tree
Sobral USA

Most Influential Design Team

Club Monaco
Fred Bare
Rag & Bone

Most Influential Designer, Womenswear

Christopher Bailey, Burberry
Jonathan Saunders
Marc Jacobs
Miuccia Prada, Prada
Phoebe Philo, Céline

Most Influential Designer, Menswear

Italo Zucchelli, Calvin Klein Collection
Junya Watanabe
Miuccia Prada, Prada
Raf Simons
Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy
Tom Ford
Tommy Hilfiger

Most Influential Designer,  Footwear and/or Accessories

Adrian Margelist, Navyboot
Alexander Wang
Camilla Skovgaard
Nicholas Kirkwood
Pierre Hardy
Rick Owens

Breakthrough Designer

Alejandro Ingelmo
Eudon Choi
Kirsty Ward
Masha Ma
Michael Cinco
Michael van der Ham
Qiu Hao
Timo Weiland
Úna Burke
We Are Handsome

Breakthrough Brand or Retailer

Bombay Electric
Donna Ida
Moda Operandi
Not Just A Label
Pretty Green
Raoul (FJ Benjamin, Singapore)
Spinners by Shane Warne (Lime Door Brands)
Sprout by Gro
Uniforms for the Dedicated

Most Innovative Marketing Campaign

Armani Jeans (Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners)
Dr Marten’s Airwair
Harvey Nichols
Mimco, Taboo
Nike, AKQA
Wrangler, VF  Europe

Most Creative Student Collection

Asiima Mawudoku - London Metropolitan University
Entouarnt Gavriilidis - Istituto Marangoni
Estee Anna Lindley - University of Central Lancashire
Hugo Tsang KaWai - Parsons The New School of Design
Maarten van der Horst - Central Saint Martins
Marius Janusauskas - Royal Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts
Mathilde Jansson - Parsons Paris School of Art & Design
Rachel Cliffe - University of Central Lancashire
Yeashin Kim - London College of Fashion
Yingzhi Luo - London College of Fashion

Outstanding Fashion Innovator/Innovation

A Suit That Fits
adiVERSE by adidas (Start JudgeGill)
Alexandre Herchcovitch
Castro Street Project
Imagine Fashion
Levi Strauss & Co
Manish Arora
Masai Marketing & Trading (MBT International)

Outstanding Fashion

Coca-Cola Light/Diet Coke & Karl Lagerfeld
Edgars & LAMB by Gwen Stefani
George at Asda & Barbara Hulanicki
Barbour & Tokihito Yoshida 
JC Penney (I “Heart” Ronson)
Joyce, 40th anniversary collaborations
Linda Farrow
Macy’s & Matthew Williamson
Malan Breton & NBC Universal
Opening Ceremony & Partners
Target Corporation (Go International Designer Collective)

Outstanding Contribution to Fashion
To be announced at the Global Fashion Awards

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To be announced at the Global Fashion Awards

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