At a sparkling ceremony at the Freemasons' Hall in London tonight the winners of the UK Lingerie Awards 2013 in association with Fashion Forms were revealed.
Lingerie boutique Rigby & Peller, holder of two royal warrants, won Multiple Retailer of the Year, while Gossard took home the much-coveted Lingerie Brand of the Year.
In the popular People's Choice Awards, voted for by the public, Janet Reger was names the UK's Favourite British Designer while Debenhams was crowned the UK's Favourite Lingere Retailer of the Year and the title of the UK's Favourite Lingerie Brand of the Year went to Gossard.
A special Lifetime Achievement Award was given out to Gillian Proctor, who is the Programme Course Leader for De Montfort University's Fashion Contours Course and the chair of the International Institute of Intimate Apparel. Gillian was singled out for her impressive career in the lingerie industry, which has included penning books and working as an expert consultant for television, as well as her efforts to embolden the next generation of lingerie designers.
For a full list of this year's winners see below.
More than 400 lingerie insiders and fans rubbed shoulders with a sparkling celebrity guest list at the event, which was hosted by Millie Clode, presenter of Sky Sports News and ITV's The Colour of Money.
Sarah Blackman, editor of the Award's organiser business magazine Lingerie Insight, said: "This year's list of winners is a true testament to the talent, creativity and sheer determination that can be found within the UK lingerie industry. The creation, and indeed retail, of intimate apparel can be a tricky business and tonight has quite rightly applauded the people working in the industry who are the best at what they do.
"For the first time this year we opened up the event to consumers and our People's Choice Awards were a huge success with 12,000 votes cast. The fact that Gossard won Lingerie Brand of the Year from both the public and our esteemed panel of judges shows just how switched on UK lingerie shoppers are, and why it is vital that we get them excited about what they wear beneath their clothes."
Winners of the UK Lingerie Awards 2013 in association with Fashion Forms
Fuller Bust Brand of the Year: Elomi
Swimwear Brand of the Year, sponsored by Mode City Paris Salon International De La Lingerie & Du Swimwear: Pistol Panties
Post Surgery Brand of the Year: Anita Care
Maternity Brand of the Year: Lorna Drew
Hosiery Brand of the Year: Jonathan Aston
New Designer of the Year: Madame Supertrash
Independent Directional Brand of the Year: Something Wicked
Lounge & Nightwear Brand of the Year: Olivia Von Halle
Shapewear Brand of the Year: Spanx
Sports Bra Brand of the Year: Panache Sport
Marketing Campaign of the Year: Freya Deco 365
Boudoir Lingerie Brand of the Year: Maison Close
Independent Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Triumph: Dolci Follie
Multiple Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Vercella Vita: Rigby & Peller
Digital Retailer of the Year: Figleaves
Department Store of the Year, sponsored by Panache: Selfridges
Regional Department Store of the Year, sponsored by Charnos XeLence: Jarrold
Lingerie Brand of the Year, sponsored by Salon International De La Lingerie: Gossard
The UK's Favourite British Designer of the Year: Janet Reger
The UK's Favourite Lingerie Retailer of the Year: Debenhams
The UK's Favourite Lingerie Brand of the Year: Gossard
Lifetime Achievement Award: Gillian Proctor
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