Hosted by WGSN, the world’s leading style and trend forecaster, the Awards were the first of their kind to honor style and innovation in the fashion industry on a global platform.
“With an industry so diverse and exciting, it struck us that there was a real need for fashion industry peers the world over to be able to reward, recognize, and rejoice with one another,” stated Susanna Kempe, CEO of WGSN. “We are delighted now to use our authority and gravitas to unite the industry in this way, and to present an unprecedented global platform on which to celebrate the achievements of fashion’s finest.”
“We are all here tonight because we share a passion for fashion, breaking rules, thinking differently and always looking forward to discovering the next breakthrough talent, technology or trend,” Nigel Barker stated, opening the evening. “As our world becomes more virtual by the minute it is great to see so many of you from around the world coming together to celebrate the industry, its rising stars, luminaries and leaders.”