The winners of the NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards 2014 were unveiled at last night’s red carpet ceremony held at East London’s Tobacco Dock. The evening saw thirteen awards presented across a diverse selection of categories representing all corners of the industry. House of Holland, Margaret Howell, Christopher Raeburn and Isabel Marant pour H&M were amongst the winners recognised for their achievements.
Hosted by ITV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star Susanna Reid, the evening welcomed a stellar line up of industry leaders, VIP’s and celebrities. For the first time in the history of the Awards, the public were invited to vote for their favourite designer collaboration in the newly launched MyDaily UKFT Designer Collaboration Award. Highlighting the runaway success of the collection, the MyDaily readers chose Isabel Marant pour H&M as the worthy winner of the coveted prize.
A swathe of new and emerging businesses also competed for the House of Fraser UKFT Rise Award. Impressed by their early success, the judges awarded the prize to African inspired swimwear brand Okun Beachwear. The UKFT Lingerie and Beachwear Brand Award was received by specialist lingerie label Curvy Kate, and ethical clothing brand Kite Clothing took away the UKFT Childrenswear Brand Award.
John Miln, CEO of UKFT said: “We were inundated with entries for this year’s NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards and we’re delighted to be able to celebrate with so many worthy winners. From young businesses just starting out on their journey, to iconic British fashion brands that have shaped the face of the industry, they’re all a testament to the fact that the UK is leading the way in fashion, textiles and design across the globe.”
For the full list o winners,
House of Fraser UKFT Rise Award
Okun Beachwear Ltd.
UKFT Accessories Award
Alex Monroe Ltd.
MyDaily UKFT Designer Collaboration Award
Isabel Marant Pour H&M
Smart Currency UKFT Exporter Award
Luxury Fabrics Ltd
Edinburgh Woollen Mill UKFT Textile Award
Abraham Moon & Sons
CapitB UKFT Let’s Make it Here Award
Milliken European Airbags Products
UKFT Designer Business Award
House of Holland
UKFT Brand Award – Menswear
UKFT Brand Award – Womenswear
UKFT Brand Award – Childrenswear:
UKFT Brand Award – Lingerie & Beachwear:
UKFT Retailer Award
NatWest UKFT Outstanding Achievement Award
Dame Margaret Barbour