Fashion and accessory brands dominate the 2018 Walpole British Luxury Awards. Here is the full 2018 List of Walpole British Luxury Award Winners.
Walpole, the official sector body for British luxury, brought together 400 luxury leaders, creatives, influencers, media and VIPs to celebrate the considerable achievements of the British luxury sector over the past year. Manolo Blahnik, Mulberry, V&A, Belmond, and Fortnum & Mason, amongst winners at the annual Walpole British Luxury Awards.
On Monday 19th November, the V&A: Fashioned From Nature, Royal Ballet x Erdem, Fortnum & Mason, Mulberry, Belmond, and Manolo Blahnik received awards at the 17th annual Walpole British Luxury Awards at The Dorchester, Mayfair, hosted by the world renowned, Golden Globe, BAFTA, International Emmy Award-nominated actor Jason Isaacs.
The Walpole British Luxury Awards celebrate and reward brands, individuals and experiences that have demonstrated the pinnacle of excellence in the last year. Over 375 luxury industry creatives, executives and influencers gathered to applaud Britain’s longstanding luxury companies and emerging talent for their outstanding work in the luxury sector both in Britain and abroad. The British luxury sector is worth over £32 billion to the UK economy, and Walpole is committed to promoting, protecting and developing the industry’s unique qualities through its mentoring programmes, events, research and public affairs with the British government and in Europe.
“As we’ve seen celebrated so beautifully this evening, British luxury, the arts and culture in the UK make such a massive contribution to the global reputation of the country and it seems more important than ever to celebrate the innovators, inventors and creatives who help to make Great Britain famous all over the world,” said Walpole’s CEO, Helen Brocklebank.
Recognising Walpole’s dedication to nurturing the next generation of British luxury brands, the Brands of Tomorrow Award for Emerging Talent was presented to DeMellier, Luke Edward Hall, Rory Dobner, and The Vampires Wife – all of which were identified by the judging panel as new British brands with the potential for success on a global scale.
The Luxury Leader award was presented to Alison Loehnis, President of NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER, for her interdisciplinary, creative leadership skills across fashion, business and digital, and Manolo Blahnik was named Luxury Legend in recognition of his 40-year career as one of the world’s most influential footwear designers. Natalie Livingstone and Catherine Ostler collected the Award for Cultural Contribution for the critically acclaimed Cliveden Literary Festival.
THE FULL 2018 LIST OF WALPOLE BRITISH LUXURY AWARD WINNERS:
- BRITISH LUXURY BRAND OF THE YEAR: BELMOND
In association with Laurent-Perrier
- LUXURY LEGEND: MANOLO BLAHNIK
In association with The Times Luxx and Style
- LUXURY LEADER: ALISON LOEHNIS, PRESIDENT, NET-A-PORTER AND MR PORTER
In association With G . F Smith
- LUXURY MAKER OF THE YEAR: MULBERRY
In association with Elite Associates
- BRITISH LUXURY OVERSEAS: FORTNUM & MASON
In association with Forter
- CREATIVE COLLABORATION: THE ROYAL BALLET X ERDEM
In association with LetsBab
- LUXURY WITH A HEART: V&A: FASHIONED FROM NATURE
In association with MyLoveAffair
- CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION: CLIVEDEN LITERARY FESTIVAL
In association with Wearisma
- THE BRANDS OF TOMORROW AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT
In association with Mishcon de Reya:
LUKE EDWARD HALL;
THE VAMPIRE’S WIFE.
The winners of the 2018 Walpole British Luxury Awards were chosen by an esteemed judging panel.
The panel was chaired by Michael Ward, MD, Harrods & Chairman, Walpole, and includes Helen Brocklebank, CEO, Walpole; Mark Harvey, CEO, Chapel Down; Gillian De Bono, Editor, How to Spend it; Michael Morley, CEO, Deutsche Bank UK Limited; Mark Henderson, Chairman, Gieves & Hawkes; Richard Carter, Director of Global Communications, Rolls- Royce Motor Cars; Jonathan Heilbron, Chairman, Walpole Brands of Tomorrow; Philippe Warnery; Senior Vice President and GM of Estée Lauder; Dr. Frederick Mostert, Research Fellow, University of Oxford IP Research Centre and Justine Picardie, Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country.