FW Awards 2016 – Judges Nominations

It’s time to release the short-list of who is in the running for the other awards on June 4th, our annual event brought to you from the finest picnic blankets in London. Once again I’ve assembled a varied panel, and let them judge more than Judy, so here is a bit about them and their picks.

The Best Independent Designer, Independent Accessory Maker, Blog & Event are already out.

You can see previous years winners here.

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Me : Well I’d hope you know who I am by now dear reader.

Becky from becboop.com – Blogger and Periscoper who occasionally joins in with the LFW treadmill for FashionWorked.com,  you can find her on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube & Facebook

Jodie From alajode.com – Fashion, lifestyle and beauty blogger,  you can find her on  Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest

Laura from aforteforfashion.com – Mixing working for a fashion company by day with writing about fashion by night, you can find her on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook

Lorna – Fashion PR, Brand Manager and avid fashion fan

Rebecca – Doctor, fashion fan, model, and footballer, you can find her on Twitter & Instagram

Sarah – A dear friend of mine and the only ever present on the awards panels so far, you can find her on Twitter

Stella from Sports Philoshopy – Stella is co-founder and Creative Director of an athleisure label, fashionista and recent Fashion Debates panelist as well as being a former barrister, and she used to compete in martial arts and tennis, she is quite diverse.

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Best Designer

Me : Balmain

Becky : Natalie B Coleman

Jodie :Ashley Isham

Laura :Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Lorna : Isabel Marant

Rebecca : Chanel

Sarah : Armani Prive

Stella :Proenza Schouler

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Best High Street Store

Me : Liberty London

Jodie :Uniqlo

Laura : Topshop

Lorna :Mango

Rebecca : Zara

Sarah : ASOS

Stella : COS

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Worst High Street Store

Me : Top Shop

Becky : American Apparel

Jodie : Primark

Laura : Miss Selfridge

Lorna : New Look

Rebecca : Top Shop

Sarah : Zara

Stella : Desigual

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Best Trend 

Me : Piled up neutrals

Becky : Bomber jackets

Jodie : Frayed edges

Laura : The 70s still sticking around

Lorna : Off the shoulder

Rebecca : Double Breasted Wool/Felt Coats

Sarah : Athleisure

Stella : Athleisure

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Worst Trend 

Me : Cut Outs

Becky : Patent ankle boots

Jodie : 70’s

Laura : The 80s are back?

Lorna : Cropped palazzos

Rebecca : 70’s

Sarah : Ironic brand T-Shirts

Stella : Bralet over shirt layering

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Best Accessory 

Me : Simple Bags

Jodie : Chloe Drew Bag

Laura : The Neck Scarf

Lorna : Sunnies

Rebecca : Bucket Bags

Sarah : The Tiara

Stella : Statement Earrings (Shoulder Dusters)

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The Always Incredible Style Icon Of The Year 

Me : David Bowie

Becky : Taylor Swift

Jodie : Diane Kruger

Laura : Iris Apfel

Lorna : Victoria Beckham

Rebecca : David Bowie

Sarah : Cate Blanchette

Stella : Cate Blanchette

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Best Awards Outfit 

BD 1 Keiran Shipka Sag

Me : Keiran Shipka in Erdem at The SAG Awards

BD 2 Taylor Swift Grammys

Becky : Taylor Swift in Versace at The Grammys 2016

BD 3 Cate Blanchette Baftas

Jodie : Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen at The Baftas

BD 4 Lady Gaga Grammys

Laura : Lady Gaga as Bowie by Marc Jacob at the Grammys

BD 5 Kendal Jenner Met Gala

Lorna : Kendall Jenner In Versace Atelier at The Met Gala

BD 6 Jennifer Lawrence Oscars

Rebecca : Jennifer Lawrence in Dior at The Oscars 2016

BD 7 Siarose Oscars

Sarah : Saoirse Ronan By Calvin Klein at The Oscars

BD 8 Alicia Vikander Oscars

Stella : Alicia Vikander’s Oscars dress by Louis Vuitton

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Worst Awards Outfit Of The Year

WD 2 Izzy Bisu BRITS

Me : Izzy Bizu in Stella McCartney at the BRIT Awards

WD 2 Cheryl Brits

Jodie & Rebecca : Cheryl Fernandez-Versini at the BRIT Awards

WD 3 Miley Cyrus MTV Awards

Laura : Miley Cyrus has had ALOT of bad outfits this year.

WD 4 Madonna

Lorna : Madonna at The Met Gala

WD 5 Heidi Oscars

Sarah : Heidi Klum by Marchesa at the Oscars

WD 6 Manika

Stella : Manika’s Grammys dress by Arthur Christine

About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

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