Luxforecast & Awards

Connoisseurs
  • Gurinder Chadha OBE
    Director and Producer

    Gurinder Chadha is one of the UK’s most proven and respected filmmakers with a successful track record in directing films, which are international box office successes. Her most successful films to date include ‘Bend it Like Beckham’, the highest grossing British-financed, British-distributed film, ever in the UK box-office (on release) and ‘Bride and Prejudice’ - the first film ever to open at number one in the UK and India on the same day.

    "British Designers are at the forefront of many exciting, creative initiatives. I wholeheartedly support any vehicle that brings attention to this exciting work."

  • 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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