Lauretta-Roberts WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2012

Scouring the world for the very best in fashion, the prestigious WGSN Global Fashion Awards has again looked to The Industry for it’s fourth annual ceremony.

Industry members littering judging panels, it’s become a regular thing, and the 2013 edition of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards is no exception to that. This year 10 members have been asked to sit on the international committee.

Industry member and director of WGSN, Lauretta Roberts has commandeered the whole event for the past four years, and once more she has appointed our Courtney Blackman as the sole advisor.

Managing director of The Industry and founder of Forward PR, Courtney has pulled on her unrivalled list of contacts to help form a panel of the finest taste makers and industry experts. Announced this week, it boasts the likes of Giles Deacon, Livia Firth and Rankin as well as The Industry‘s Caroline Issa of TANK, Hannah White from Fashion Monitor, Stylenoir‘s editor-in-chief James Joseph, Jana Ririnui of AOFM (also a sponsor), top model and writer Laura Bailey and Nik Thakkar of Nephew London. Two of The Industry’s advisory board members are also included, namely fashion and celebrity stylist, Rebekah Roy and world famous brand consultant, Yasmin Sewell.

“These judges represent some of the world’s most influential fashion buyers, designers, editors, stylists and opinion formers,” explains The Industry‘s Lauretta. “To have your work judged by them is a privilege in itself; to have them say they think you are the best in the world at what you do would be an unbelievable honour. We’re so grateful to all of them for giving up their time and expertise for the WGSN Global Fashion Awards.”

Somewhat appropriately, the 2013 event is being held at the world’s largest museum of art and design, the Victoria & Albert in London. Home to the most comprehensive selection of dresses in the world, the backdrop couldn’t be more fitting for the only awards initiative on the planet to recognise fashion on a worldwide scale.

The WGSN Global Fashion Awards is now officially open for entries. For more details or to apply, click here.