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The WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2015


Steven Jones was first up to laud the praises of one of the fashion world’s perennials, and at 79 years young, Colin McDowell ‘fashion’s senior statesman’ and founder of the ‘fashion fringe’ was the deserved winner of the WGSN’s ‘Hall of Fame for Outstanding Achievement’.  Jokingly, he said when he was studying, the never used the ‘c’ word, careers was never ever mentioned. He chose to take it all back to where it started, “you can have a lot of fun with sin in Italy…and I had a great career launch in Italy.”

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Nick thanked Top Shop for providing his outfit – err, all in black, surprisingly for the fashion conscience, who might be aware of this avant garde style option, he joked.

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Highlight of the evening? Watching and hearing the great, irrepressible Twiggy, step up to receive the Hall of Fame Icon award, presented in a most glowing, affectionate, reverent way by our newest style God, Patrick Grant. And so deservedly so.

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And the awards went to:

Avery Dennison RBIS Emerging Brand

Marques Almeida

Breakthrough Menswear Designer

Agape Mdumulla and Sam Cotton – Agi & Sam

Catrice Breakthrough Womenswear Designer

Barbara Casasola

Breakthrough Footwear & Accessories Designer

Sophia Webster

Lycra Future Designers Award

Natália Vechiatto Feitoza e Silva

Design Collaboration

H&M x Alexander Wang

Footwear & Accessories Design

House of Holland Eyewear

Intimates/Swimwear Design

Hope Lingerie, Gisele Bündchen Intimates

Kidswear Design

Peter Alexande

Menswear Design

Tiger of Sweden

Meryl Sport/Activewear design


Multi-­Brand Offer


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Rambler Social Venture

Womenswear Design


ISKO Denim Design (pictured right)


Retail & Digital Innovation

Primania, Primark

Best New Retail Concept

Houston Flagship, Kate Spade

Best Store

Level Shoe District

Best e-­store (Pure Play)


Hall of Fame: Outstanding Achievement

Colin McDowell

Hall of Fame: Icon




Thanks to award sponsor ISKO Denim Design for inviting the FashionCapital.co.uk team to report from this event.

By Paul Markevicius

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