GREAT BRITAIN / London: UK Fashion & Textile Export Awards 2011
October 19 2011
The 25th annual UK Fashion & Textile Export Awards named "print master" Mary Katrantzou, winner of the designer business category, and heritage brand Johnstons of Elgin, winner of the gold award.
Cutting-edge fashion designers and heritage brands win prestigious export awards in the Banqueting House in Whitehall UK, October 11, 2011.
"The past 25 years have shown a boom for fashion and the wider creative industries driven by global demand for UK creative talent. From heritage brands to the high street powerhouses, British style is sought after for its bravery, irreverence and innovation," said Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries
More than 300 industry guests attended the awards lunch at which the trophies were presented by HRHThe Princess Royal, president of UKFT (UK Fashion & Textile Association), organisation that represents the fashion and textile sector, and hosted by TV's Claudia Winkleman.
Among the guests were Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman and Dragons' Den investor Deborah Meaden, owner of Fox Bros, the UK manufacturer behind the West of England tweed brand.