Luxforecast & Awards

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

    Wayne Hemingway MBE believes in the supremacy of design, whether in clothes or in buildings. He is a British fashion designer and co-founder of Red or Dead. He is also chairman of the South Coast Design Forum, and chair of Building For Life. At the height of his fame as a fashion designer, he sold his company Red or Dead and turned his attention to social housing.

    Red or Dead began as a market stall in Camden. The label went on to receive global acclaim for its distinctive footwear, clothing and accessory collections. It won the Fashion Council's Street Style Designer of the Year award three years running. Wayne Hemingway has since been involved in many award-winning redevelopments of urban environments in Gateshead, Manchester, Lothian, London and elsewhere.

    “There are numerous awards which retrospectively honour items after they come to market. To acknowledge items, which have yet to launch is a refreshing new idea. We’re letting consumers know what we feel are the ones to watch.”

  • 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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