Topshop managing director Mary Homer, ASOS product and trading director Robert Bready, Judy Coomber general manager at Australian department store Myer, accessories designer Lara Bohinc and Michael Herz, creative director at Swiss luxury brand Bally are just some of the leaders within their fields featured on the panel.
Further big names represented include Next, Jigsaw, FJ Benjamin, Selfridges, Oroton, Basso & Brooke and Bora Aksu, who will judge the awards alongside esteemed writers, stylists and fashion commentators.
Founder and Director of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards, Lauretta Roberts says: “We’re very proud of the calibre of the judges this year; they are a true reflection of the spirit and reach of the WGSN Global Fashion Awards. We have world-class retailers, designers, emerging talent, digital experts, stylists, commentators and writers from as far afield as Sydney and Singapore. To have this panel of judges rate your work and say it’s the best in the world is the ultimate endorsement for any fashion business or designer.”
Entries are still open for the WGSN Global Fashion Awards, which is staged by the world’s leading trend and style forecaster and which recognise fashion design and retail on a world-wide scale. Categories range from best designer for women’s and menswear, best design teams in womenswear, menswear, footwear & accessories, kidswear and denim, as well as best store and e-store.
Courtney Blackman, managing director of fashion networking business The Industry London and judge and adviser to the WGSN Global Fashion Awards says: ”I’ve been working with the WGSN Global Fashion Awards since their inception and it has been an amazing journey. The best of the best in fashion from across the world come together to celebrate and to be celebrated. The awards have quickly risen to become the most prestigious and coveted global reaching platform for anyone working in fashion, and it is a great honour for me to be involved as both judge and adviser for the 2012 WGSN Global Fashion Awards. I wish the best of luck to this year’s entrants.”
If you want to check out the full listings, visit www.globalfashionawards.com.
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