The winners of the 2014 UK Lingerie Awards, in association with Wacoal Eveden, were revealed as a sparkling ceremony at the Freemasons’ Hall in London tonight.
Tesco, which is now firmly established as a major fashion store thanks to its F&F range, was crowned Multiple Retailer of the Year, while Chantelle took home the much-coveted Lingerie Brand of the Year.
In the popular People’s Choice Awards, voted for by the public, Ultimo was named the UK’s Favourite British Designer while Debenhams was crowned the UK’s Favourite Linger 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 Ann Summers CEO Jacqueline Gold. Jacqueline was singled out for her impressive career in the lingerie industry, which began at the age of 21 when she transformed her father’s business to create a brand which focused on women, allowing them to shop for lingerie and adult toys in a safe, female-friendly environment.
Thirty years after her first pitch to the Ann Summers board to launch a party plan, the business is now a true multi-channel retailer.
For a full list of this year’s winners see below.
More than 450 lingerie insiders and fans rubbed shoulders with a sparkling celebrity guest list at the event, which was hosted by Georgia Jones, former Miss England and wife of McBusted frontman Danny Jones.
Sarah Blackman, editor of the Award’s organiser business magazine Lingerie Insight, said: "This year’s list of winners demonstrates the talent, creativity and sheer determination that can be found within the UK lingerie industry. I know, from speaking to each of the winners individually, how hard they work throughout the year and tonight has quite rightly recognised what they have achieved.
"I would like to congratulate our winners, and indeed all of our finalists, and wish them every success in the year ahead.”
Winners of the 2014 UK Lingerie Awards in association with Wacoal Eveden
Fuller Bust Brand of the Year: Harlow & Fox
Swimwear Brand of the Year, sponsored by Mode City Paris: Melissa Odabash
Post Surgery Brand of the Year: Vanilla Blush
Maternity Brand of the Year: Lorna Drew
Hosiery Brand of the Year: Wolford
New Designer of the Year: Karolina Laskowska
Independent Directional Brand of the Year, sponsored by The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia: Belle et BonBon
Lounge & Nightwear Brand of the Year: Shell Belle Couture
Shapewear Brand of the Year: Wolford
Sports Bra Brand of the Year: Freya Active
Marketing Campaign of the Year: Curvy Kate for its Ultimate Uplift campaign
Boudoir Lingerie Brand of the Year: Belle et BonBon
Independent Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Gossard: Coco de Mer
Multiple Retailer of the Year: F&F
Online Retailer of the Year: Simply Beach
Department Store of the Year, sponsored by Panache: Debenhams
Lingerie Brand of the Year, sponsored by Salon International De La Lingerie: Chantelle
The UK’s Favourite British Designer of the Year: Ultimo
The UK’s Favourite Lingerie Retailer of the Year: Debenhams
The UK’s Favourite Lingerie Brand of the Year: Gossard
Lifetime Achievement Award: Jacqueline Gold