And the winner is…

Outstanding Visual Merchandising: The winner of this category will demonstrate world-class creative presentation skills that will excite and inspire customers leading to increased sales. If you think you’re a global leader in VM…

Most Influential Design Team – Brand or Retailer: The winner of this category will be the team which doesn’t miss a trend but, most importantly, creates them too. If you consistently offer the right product at the right price and at the right time…

Outstanding Etailer: The winner of this category will be at the forefront of the global digital revolution and be constantly innovating and keeping the market moving forward. If you’re an online hit…

The Global Fashion Awards will be the first global event to acknowledge and reward all of the major business and creative disciplines of fashion, including design, retail (on and off-line), buying, visual merchandising, store design, marketing and ethical practice.

These worldwide accolades will be reserved for those businesses whose actions, ideas and influence serve as an inspiration for both the industry and the customer.  No other awards recognise thse achievements on a global scale.”

* all information  above and below from WGSN Global Fashion Awards site*

Judges’ Hints & Tips – excerpts

Preparation is the key – allow yourself plenty of time

Be clear and succinct

This is your chance to shine – don’t hold back in telling the judges why you deserve the award and back up your claim with as many facts and figures as you can

Attach the supporting documents as outlined in each category’s criteria, such as press coverage, testimonials, sales figures

Consider the images you choose to support your entry carefully

It could be helpful to ask someone who was not directly involved in the work you are entering to check your submission…

The Awards Ceremony

The inaugural WGSN Global Fashion Awards will be hosted in the prestigious Waldorf Astoria, New York, November 10, 2010.

As one of the first “grand hotels” to combine elegance with luxurious amenities and services, The Waldorf Astoria has been world renowned for over a century.

These awards will be a glitzy black tie, red carpet event which will include a gala dinner within the sumptuous surroundings of the Waldorf Astoria, which is considered an extraordinary living Art Deco museum. 

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