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Preciosa at 2013 Global Fashion Awards Gala

Announcement of the winner of the Preciosa Footwear & Accessories Design Team Award

In late October, the world's fashion industry elite gathered at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum of Art for the announcement of the winners of the prestigious 2013 WGSN Global Fashion Awards design competition.  The London museum played host to over 400 guests that included celebrities, designers, fashion retailers, and representatives of popular brands of clothing, footwear, and accessories.  Preciosa, a world leader in crystal component production was, of course, also present at this VIP event.

The 2013 Global Fashion Awards competition takes place throughout the year.  This year hundreds of designers took part, competing in 18 different individual and team categories.  An expert panel of judges selected the winner after several rounds of competition.  In the Preciosa Footwear & Accessories Design Team category, which we sponsored this year, four very diverse companies competed for the winning trophy in the final round.  The four finalists were:  the British company Clarks, the number one company in "everyday footwear"; the equally popular Brazilian Melissa, known for its long tradition of cooperation with the most illustrious of designers (such as Gaultier or  Lagerfeld); the growing Gandys group from London, who specialize in rubber flip flops; and last but not least the Hong Kong company Absolute Black, which manufactures sunglasses.

In the end the winner of the Preciosa Footwear & Accessories Design Team category was Gandys, a brand that was established only two years ago, in 2011.  In addition to its innovative design and  commitment to quality summer footwear, Gandys appeals with its philosophy as well.  The company was founded by brothers Rob and Paul Forkan in honour of their parents, who died tragically during the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami.  Both brothers, just as their parents did, believe in giving back to the community and so 10% Gandys’ profits go towards various worthwhile charities.  The winners were presented with the Preciosa crystal trophy by Preciosa’s Director of Marketing, Jan Bosak.

As one of the sponsors of the 2013 Global Fashion Awards, Preciosa was invited to the gala evening along with its most valued business partners, who are also world leaders in their respective fields.  The Preciosa group included representatives of prominent customers as well as famous designers.


Winners Rob and Paul Forkan with MC Emilie Fox and Jan Bosak, Marketing Director of Preciosa, a.s.

Winners Rob and Paul Forkan with MC Emilie Fox and Jan Bosak, Marketing Director of Preciosa, a.s.

 
Winners Rob and Paul Forkan

Winners Rob and Paul Forkan

 
The 2013 Global Fashion Awards Gala

The 2013 Global Fashion Awards Gala

 
The 2013 Global Fashion Awards Gala

The 2013 Global Fashion Awards Gala

 
Announcement of the winner of the Preciosa Footwear & Accessories Design Team Award

Announcement of the winner of the Preciosa Footwear & Accessories Design Team Award

 
Presentation of MAXIMA at the 2013 Global Fashion Awards

Presentation of MAXIMA at the 2013 Global Fashion Awards

 
Presentation of MAXIMA at the 2013 Global Fashion Awards

Presentation of MAXIMA at the 2013 Global Fashion Awards

 
 
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