Stephen Helps Judge The WGSN Futures Awards 2016
Stephen was recently asked to be part of the judging panel (alongside key industry figures including Storm Models founder Sarah Doukas and Saks Fifth Avenue vice president fashion director Eric Jennings) for this years WGSN Futures Awards. The awards recognise innovation and excellence in fashion design, retail and digital innovation on a global scale.
The ceremony, which Stephen and Kelly (our Head of Marketing) attended, took place after WGSN’s two-day future trends summit WGSN Futures which saw global experts debating and discussing how technology will drive a more successful and sustainable industry under the theme The Vision 2030. The night was a glamorous affair –we met some lovely people, caught up with some old friends and drank some of the tasty tropical cocktails!
Huge congratulations to all the winners, but we must give a particular mention to our favourite of the night (and also one of the nominees who Stephen voted for) – the winner for Breakthrough Footwear & Accessories Design: Richard Braqo. Richard’s designs are truly innovative with fantastic attention to detail. We predict a bright future for this talented man.
This years Hall of Fame award went to Alexandra Shulman whose editorship at British Vogue is the longest in the magazines history – an incredible achievement.
All in all an inspirational event that we really enjoyed being part of.