Luxforecast & Awards

Connoisseurs
  • Giles Deacon
    Fashion Designer

    After graduating from London’s Central Saint Martins Giles Deacon worked with Jean Charles De Castelbajac followed by Bottega Veneta and the Gucci Group.

    Giles has collected numerous awards starting with the 2004 British Fashion Awards’ “Best New Designer”. This was followed by the Elle ‘Best New Designer’ award in February 2005. In 2006 “British Designer of the Year” at the British Fashion Awards and in 2009 Fashion Designer of the year at the GQ Awards, as well as the ANDAM award. In April 2012 Giles was awarded Fashion Designer of the Year by The World Fashion Channel in Moscow. Giles has been involved in ongoing consultancy with New Look, has worked as Creative Director of FAY (part of Tods Group).
    Giles is an established illustrator with work appearing in Interview, The Face, I-D, Dutch and Arena Homme Plus.

    Since its launch in 2003, the GILES collection continues to be bought by the most prestigious stores in the world.

    Giles continues to have a strong following amongst celebrities, including: Kate Moss, Kristen Scott Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen, Daisy Lowe, Daphne Guinness, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Carey Mulligan.

    “New initiatives that showcase design and creativity at their best are a positive. Having the opportunity to identify the crème de la crème of future launches will be very informative.”

  • Alex Proud
    Founder of: Proud Galleries, Proud2, and Proud Cabaret

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  • Anouschka Menzies
    Founding Director of Bacchus

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  • Bip Ling
    Blogger; DJ and Model

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  • Giles Deacon
    Fashion Designer

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  • Gurinder Chadha OBE
    Director and Producer

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  • Joan Burstein CBE
    Co-founder of Browns

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  • John Mathers
    CEO, the Design Council

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  • Katie Hillier
    Jewellery and accessories designer; Creative Director of Marc by Marc Jacobs

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  • Leanne Benjamin OBE
    Principal dancer Royal Ballet

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  • Luke Johnson
    Chairman of Royal Society of Arts; former Chair of Channel 4; Chairman of Patisserie Valerie and Gail’s and FT columnist

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  • Michael Ward
    Managing Director of Harrods

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  • Nadav Kander
    Photographer

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  • Poppy Delevingne
    Model and British Fashion Council ambassador

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  • Professor Wendy Dagworthy
    Royal College of Art’s Head of Fashion

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  • Sir John Hegarty
    Founder. Creative. Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH)

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  • Tom Chapman
    CEO and Co-founder of MATCHESFASHION.COM

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  • Trevor Baylis CBE
    Inventor

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  • Wayne Hemingway MBE
    Co-founder of Red or Dead; Chair of Building for life; Founder of HemingwayDesign

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  • Zara Martin
    TV presenter and DJ

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