The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has named the judging panel for its annual awards.
Judges will include: Hilary Alexander, OBE (chair); Heather Melville, RBS; Laura Weir, Sunday Times Style; Alexandra Fullerton, Stylist magazine; Sasha Wilkins, Liberty London Girl blog; Graeme Moran, Drapers; Peter Ackroyd, Woolmark; and Martyn Roberts, Fashion Scout.
The NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards celebrates the UK fashion industry, recognising the creativity, innovation and success of British brands, young design talent and UK based companies.
Hosted by BBC newsreader Susanna Reid, the gala awards will take place on May 22nd at East London’s Tobacco Dock.
UKFT CEO John Miln said: “We are delighted to have such a prestigious line up of judges from across the fashion press, retail and textiles to choose our shortlist and winners for this year’s awards. Those who make the shortlist will have the opportunity to present the best of their collections in a fashion show on the night which will be seen by top industry leaders and decision makers.”
This year, the UKFT is adding a Lingerie and Beachwear category to the programme. New for 2014, the Awards will split the Brand Award into four sub-categories, honouring great British brands across menswear, womenswear, childrenswear and lingerie & beachwear.