And What A Show It Was!
Winners of the 8th Annual Grazia Style Awards announced
at glittering black-tie event
The event, which was presented in association with Jigsaw, the international luxury fashion clothing retailer, was hosted by celebrated British designer Giles Deacon and talented ‘Made In Chelsea’ star Amber Atherton, and was attended by the region’s fashion industry leaders, retailers, designers, models, celebrities and media.
“In just a few years, the region and Dubai in particular has risen as a new and relevant voice in the world of fashion and style. The winners and the emerging talent celebrated by the Awards this year reinforce this reputation. We’re proud to foster and support such a thriving industry,” said Claire Carruthers, Fashion and Beauty Editor, Grazia Middle East.
A total of 17 awards were presented during the evening to the most influential figures and businesses, recognising creative talent and success across all areas of the industry, from designers to retailers and fashion enthusiasts.
The most coveted awards were received by Dima Ayad, Best Regional Designer and Marc Jacobs, Best International Designer; whilst Chanel – a double winner – was awarded Best International Accessories Designer and Best Luxury Fashion Brand; and Nathalie Trad was named Best Regional Accessories Designer.
Giuseppe Zanotti scooped the award for Best Luxury Shoe Brand. Zara and Tory Burch also got top marks, as Best High Street Shoe Brand and Best Contemporary Shoe Brand, respectively.
This year the Grazia Style Awards 2014 winners were selected by public voting alongside a panel of industry experts that included Emily Johnston, founder of the hugely popular style blog Fashion Foie Gras; alongside Elaine Lloyd Jones, editor of Grazia Luxury; up and coming British designer Ashley Williams; and Ahlan! 100 trendsetter Bong Guerrero.
The panel considered the rapidly maturing local shopping scene and the developments in the industry further afield and acknowledged the following: Sophie’s Closet, Best Regional Online Retailer; Reema Al Banna & Mawaheb, Fashion Collaboration; Nadya Hassan, Most Stylish Reader; Lyla Loves Fashion, Best Blogger; ArAm, Emerging Talent; and Mahani, Best Boutique.
Top accolades were also received by H&M, Best High Street Fashion Brand; Karen Millen, Best Bridge Fashion Brand; and McQ Alexander McQueen, Best Contemporary Fashion Brand.
The Full List of Grazia Style Awards 2014 Winners:
Best Regional Designer – Dima Ayad
Best International Designer – Marc Jacobs
Best Regional Accessories Designer – Nathalie Trad
Best International Accessories Designer – CHANEL
Best High Street Fashion Brand – H&M
Best Bridge Fashion Brand – Karen Millen
Best Contemporary Fashion Brand – McQ Alexander McQueen
Best Luxury Fashion Brand – CHANEL
Best High Street Shoe Brand – ZARA
Best Contemporary Shoe Brand – Tory Burch
Best Luxury Shoe Brand – Giuseppe Zanotti
Panel and Editor’s Picks:
Most Stylish Reader – Nadya Hassan
Best Blogger – Lyla Loves Fashion
Fashion Collaboration – Reema Al Banna & Mawaheb
Emerging Talent – ArAm
Best Regional Online Retailer – Sophie’s Closet
Best Boutique – Mahani
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