Monday, 16 February 2015

UKFT announces 2015 Awards Hosts & Judging Panel #FashionNEWS


BREAKING FASHION NEWS: The UK Fashion & Textile Association Awards (taking place in London on the 21st May 2015) will be hosted by model and presenter Jack Guinness and model, Amber Le Bon. Amongst the judging panel will sit the likes of designers Henry Holland and Patrick Grant; journalists Colin McDowell, Alister Mackie and Melanie Rickey; super-blogger Suzie Lau of Style Bubble; Heather Melville of RBS; Group Fashion Buying Director of Harvey Nichols, Anita Barr and Lou Stoppard of Show Studio. Their job as a panel? To judge all categories: everyone from exciting new talent and established brands both here and overseas to manufacturing businesses who proudly produce world class products right here in the UK – it’s all about recognising the best and the BRIGHTEST of great British fashion. Previous winners have included Christopher Raeburn, House of Holland, MATCHESFASHION.COM and Margaret Howell. For more information, head to the Associations website HERE.


Amber le Bon commented on her appointment as host: 
"I'm so excited and honoured to be part of the UKFT Awards. It is a fantastic association who work tirelessly to promote the growth of and preserve home grown skills of the Fashion and Textiles Industry here in the UK. Such an exciting time to be part of an awards ceremony who recognises the best our industry has to offer PLUS I'll be co-hosting with the lovely Jack Guinness so it's sure to be a fun night."

Jack Guinness: 
"I am thrilled and honoured to be co-hosting the UKFT Awards with the beautiful Amber le Bon. Such a fantastic platform for emerging and established UK brands. British craft, industry and traditions can be forgotten, so it's vital we have an organisation such as UK Fashion & Textiles Association to fly the flag for our home grown talent. UK fashion and textiles are having a real moment, and I'm really excited to be part of a night dedicated to recognising this."


All images are sourced from Surgery Group PR

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