With the 2012 WGSN Global Fashion Awards coinciding with the US presidential election hullabaloo, it was only fitting that they held its third annual installment at the swanky Savoy Hotel in London. As such, it was all but spirited style successes that resonated through the plush four walls of the venue.
Cat Deeley, who was dressed ready to stomp on everybody’s fashion parade thanks to her dreamy white dress, hosted the show. With the ceremony’s expansive efforts to recognize successes in fashion and retail all over the world, it was expected that the stylish soiree attracted one impressive roster of attendees. Among the fashion personalities to step out on the red carpet were Suki Waterhouse, designers Christopher Brooke and Bruno Basso of Basso & Brooke, Eudon Choi, Zara Martin and Charlotte Dellal.
Although the red carpet was a bit lackluster in the sartorial department, there were still several standouts. Dellal looked classy in an LBD alright, but all eyes were focused on her quirky fascinator. Waterhouse also hit the red carpet in a black number that had intricate laser cutouts on the bodice and a full sheer skirt.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Hall of Fame: Rankin
The CATRICE Womenswear Designer: Victoria Beckham
Menswear Designer: Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton
Emerging Designer: Emma Yeo
The LYCRA® Future Designers Award: Shireeka Devlin
Footwear & Accessories Designer: Charlotte Olympia
Denim Design Team: Levi’s Commuter Series
Intimates/Swim Design Team: Seafolly
Sports/Activewear Design Team: adidas
Buying Team (multi-brand retailer/e-tailer): Merci
Footwear & Accessories Design Team: The Cambridge Satchel Company
Womenswear Design Team: Topshop
Menswear Design Team: Hackett
Kidswear Design Team: Macarons
The GFK Best Multichannel Retailer: Aurora Fashions
Best New Store/Refit: ALTER (Shanghai)
Best E-Store (pure play): MR PORTER
Best Store: El Palacio de Hierro (Mexico)
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