The FW Awards – 2017 Shortlists

Have you ever been to a fashion awards ceremony on a picnic blanket in a public park because it happens? The FW Awards are back for a sixth year, yes you missed the other five.  If you’ve never heard of the awards, it’s not surprising. They’re small scale, intimate and hilarious. Big production and celebrity caché do not factor in, and there is not a sit-down dinner, a famous host, entertainment, guest presenters, goodie bags or a DJ and yes, historically they’ve taken place on a picnic blanket in a random park.

There is not a trophy or even a certificate though that may change this year but in our own style it won’t be a fancy award, it’s  an accolade whittled down by peers within the industry. The 2017 awards will be taking it up a gear and take place in London’s glittering West End during Men’s Fashion Week at The Century Club in Soho.

You can read all about our judges here but the big question is who will our judges be picking from to be crowned the champions in 2017?

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Best Designer In Association With Candid Magazine Will Be Judged By  Hilary Alexander


Hilary will be picking from . . .

Dior – Victoria Beckham – Stella McCartney – Ellie Saab – Yohji Yamamoto – Carolina Herrera – Oscar De La Renta – Alexander McQueen

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Best Independent Designer In Association With Rion Magazine Will Be Judged By Harry The Hippo


Ross will be picking from . . .

Cimone – Vin & Omi – Apu Jan – Sadie Clayton – Ong-Oaj Pairam – Anissa Aida – Joshua Kane – My Galavant

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Best Independent Accessory Maker In Association With Ciroc Vodka Will Be Judged By Naomi Isted


Naomi will be picking from . . .

Linnie McClarty – Imogen Belfield – Yhim – Emma J Shipley – Lucy Choi – The Season Hats – Caitlin Charles-Jones – Pyrrha

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Best High Street Store In Association With The Grooming Room Will Be Judged By Stefanie Rycraft Jones

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Stefanie (Current Best Radio Show Champ) will be picking from . . .

Uniqlo – & Other Stories – H&M Concious Range -Dune – Primark – Whistles – Mango – Bershka

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Worst High Street Store Will Be Judged By Danielle From Fashionista Barbie

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Danielle will be picking from . . .

Zara -Top Shop – ASOS – Sports Direct – Primark – River Island – MissGuided – TK Maxx

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Best Trend In Association With Forward PR Will Be Judged By  Rebekah Roy, Stylist


Rebekah  will be picking from . . .

Return Of The White Shirt – Small Pleating – Feminine Pinstriping -Turtle Necks Under Dresses – Bowie Inspired Boots – Ruffles – Mini Bags – Super Bright Block Colours

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Worst Trend In Association With Farblack Will Be Judged By Courtney Blackman


Courtney  will be picking from . . .
Flat Mules – Fringing – Puffer Jackets – Merchandise As Fashion – The Ubiquity Of One Shoulder Dresses – Real Fur – Bomber Jackets – Overly Ripped Denim
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Best Accessory In Association With Ciroc Vodka Will Be Judged By Lorna Luxe

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Lorna will be picking from . . .

Half Moon Bags – Statement Chokers – Pins & Badges – Statement Earrings – Full Body Chains – Square Toed Shoes – Bold Graphic Prints On Bags – Tiaras

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Worst Awards Outfit Of The Year In Association With Forward PR Will Be Judged By The Hoxton Fashion Team, Sabrina, David, Elspeth & Sarah

Elspeth, Sabrina, Sarah & David will be picking from . . .

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Best Awards Outfit Of The Year In Association With Ciroc Vodka Will Be Judged By Prince Cassius


Prince Cassius will be picking from . . .

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The Always Incredible Style Icon In Association With The Grooming Room Will Be Judged By David Benett

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Dave Benett  will be picking from . . .

Michelle Obama – Marion Cotillard – Jarvis Cocker – Elton John -Idris Elba – Jennifer Lopez – Phoebe Philo – HRH The Queen

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Ethical Fashion Award In Association With The Ethical Fashion Forum Will Be Judged By Harold Tillman CBE & Tamsin Lejeune

Harold Tillman & Tamsin LeJeune will be picking from . . .

Sports Philosophy – Carla Colour – Phannatiq – Idioma UK  – Pacha Cuti – Bottle Top – Po-Zu – Swole Panda – Benho

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Best Blog In Association With Century Soho Will Be Judged By Samuel Bensoussan

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Samuel  will be picking from . . .

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Best Event In Association With Century Soho Will Be Judged By Jai’me Jan

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Jamie  will be picking from . . .

The Mr Porter Summer Social rooftop party
The Guiseppi Zanotti store opening private launch party on Conduit Street
The Joshua Kane catwalk show at the London Palladium
The Christian Louboutin Men’s Party on the final day of London Fashion Week Men’s
Etro’s launch party at its Bond Street store celebrating the exhibition opening of My Mother Was A Reeler
Rankin’s (the fashion photographer) book launch private party at Harvey Nichols

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Best Radio Show – Elyar

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Elyar will be picking from . . .

Hoxton Fashion – Fashcast With Stefanie Rycroft-Jones – Test Match Special – Body On The Moor , BBC Radio – 6 Music Live Room – Hip Hop Saved My Life – Missing Richard Simmons – S-Town

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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