Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Walpole celebrates Excellence in British Luxury #AwardsCeremony

Alexandra Shulman, Joan Burstein CBE, Michelle Emmerson & Jodie Kidd

Last night, the British Luxury industry was celebrated at the 13th annual Walpole British Luxury Awards at the Victoria & Albert museum, as a collection of the UK’s most exciting and innovative brands were rewarded for their contribution to the industry. Forecast to be worth a whopping £12.2 billion in the next three years, the UK luxury market is witnessing an increase in popularity with increased demand for British luxury both here and abroad. Attended by key figures from the industry, the event saw eleven of these luxury brands collect their award from Walpole CEO Michelle Emmerson and presenter, Jodie Kidd.

David Blakely, Jodie Kidd, Michelle Emmerson & Michael Morely
Alexandra Shulman, Joan Burstein CBE & Caroline Burstein
The labels that won were chosen for having pushed the boundaries in luxury and excelled in quality, design, craftsmanship and service. 
Representing the best of British luxury, they are: 

**Joan Burstein, founder of Browns, CBE: Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Coutts**

Charlotte Tilbury: Emerging British Luxury Brand, sponsored by Swarovski

Burberry: British Luxury Brand Advertising Campaign, sponsored by LONDON Advertising

Dovecot Studios: British Luxury Craftsmanship, sponsored by The Balvenie

Barber & Osgerby: British Luxury Design Talent, sponsored by Moleskine

Royal Shakespeare Company: British Cultural Excellence, sponsored by The Financial Times

Stella McCartney: Corporate Social Responsibility, sponsored by James Cropper

Bottega Veneta: International Brand, sponsored by McArthurGlen

Claridge’s: British Luxury Service, sponsored by Mischon de Reya

Farfetch: British Luxury Brand Digital Innovation, sponsored by Elite Associates

Bentley Motors: British Luxury Brand Overseas, sponsored by Fairmont Raffles International

Jaguar: British Luxury Brand, sponsored by Laurent-Perrier

Anya Hindmarch, Jo Malone MBE & Gary Willcox
Michelle Emmerson, CEO of Walpole, says: “As strong British luxury brands, such as Burberry and Stella McCartney, continue their exceptional growth trajectory they are trailblazing the way for new luxury brands from all corners of the country – from Hoxton to Camberwell and Somerset to Scotland. The upswing in interest in genuine craftsmanship and British heritage products has meant that we are seeing significant export success across the board.”

Simone Rocha, Michelle Emmerson & Jodie Kidd
All images are sourced from Rain Communications
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