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Paul Smith named Walpole British luxury brand of the year

Iconic British designer brand Paul Smith, won the accolade of British luxury brand at Walpole’s annual awards last night.

Walpole, which represents the British luxury industry, also named Louis Vuitton as international luxury brand.

The Savile Row Bespoke association picked up the award for best craftsmanship.

Other winners at the awards included luxury jewellery brand Links of London, which won best luxury brand overseas and luxury jewellery retailer Astley Clarke as best British luxury brand online.

Renowned photographer Marino Testino won Walpole’s medal of excellence for his work both in the luxury and fashion sectors.

Walpole chief executive Julia Carrick said: “We have an exceptional list of award winners this year reflecting the extraordinary talent that continues to emerge from the British luxury industry.

“We are delighted to present Mario Testino with a Medal of Excellence this year. He remains one of the world’s most well known and celebrated fashion photographer’s. He is a highly influential figure across both the fashion and luxury industries and hugely deserving of this award for all he has done for British fashion”

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