Editor in Chief of Drapers, Caroline Nodder said:
“We are very excited to have launched next year’s event, which is being supported by the BFA.”
“The 2012 event was one of our most successful ever and we hope the 2013 event will be even better, so make sure you get your entry in as soon as possible.”
The awards are for the first time officially supported by the British Footwear Association (BFA), who reward the very best in the footwear and accessories industry, including aspiring designers, standalone indies, established brands or high street multiples.
Also shortlisted in the same category as Frank Wright are Base London, Cheaney Shoes, Ted Baker, Hemingway Designs for Hush Puppies and J Shoes.
Following the initial judging selection by an experienced team of journalists to create the shortlist, the nominees are now to be put forward to be scrutinised by a team of industry experts, fashion journalists and stylists.
About Frank Wright (http://www.frankwrightshoes.com/
Frank Wright was established in London in 1885 and originally made peg sole boots for the cavalry officers at Chelsea barracks. The brand relocated to Kettering and continued to innovate, becoming a major part of the ‘Carnaby Street’ scene in London in the 1960s. During the late ‘70s and ‘80s Frank Wright cemented its place amongst the youth culture of the day and became a wardrobe staple on the terrace scene. Today Frank Wright draws on influences from the rich heritage of the brand to create a collection of trend led footwear, classic designs with modern styling.