Here at Luxury-Legs we like to keep a close eye on industry-wide trends to ensure we’re bringing you the very best in hosiery and legwear every season. The UK Lingerie Awards is a fantastic indicator for both ourselves and yourselves that we’re right on track with our fantastic selection of designer fashion choices in tights, stockings and shapewear.
The UK Lingerie Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the innovative creativity and commercial successes of influential and established lingerie retailers and designers. Founded in 2011, the awards have become a benchmark occasion for those in the lingerie industry across the nation. The awards begin with a huge networking event, an exclusive catwalk show and finally an awards ceremony to announce the all important winners. These events are graced by the attendance of industry professionals including retail buyers, lingerie designers, consumers and even fashion savvy celebrities.
There are 21 award categories that nominees may be successful in, but most highly sought after are the three gong awards for three special categories; UK’s Favourite Lingerie Brand, UK’s Favourite Retailer and UK’s Favourite Lingerie Designer. In addition to this, an industry veteran will also be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award as a mark of their influence and importance within the lingerie industry.
Nominations for these prestigious awards closed on October 2nd with public voting beginning in November. The UK Lingerie Awards will culminate in an awards ceremony on December 2nd at the Freemasons Hall in Covent Garden, London.
The 2014 UK Lingerie Awards Ceremony, in association with Wacoal Eveden, was a very high-profile occasion that attracted the attention of celebrities and top industry professionals alike. Some of the most prestigious accolades were awarded as follows:
Tesco Multiple Retailer of the Year
Chantelle Lingerie Brand of the Year
Ultimo People’s Choice UK’s Favourite British Designer
Debenhams People’s Choice UK’s Favourite Lingerie Retailer of the Year
Gossard People’s Choice UK’s Favourite Lingerie Brand of the Year
The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Ann Summers CEO Jacqueline Gold.
There were two categories relating to hosiery and we were thrilled to see that as one of our leading brands, Wolford were successful in winning the Hosiery Brand of the Year and Shapewear Brand of the Year awards. We love Wolford for their top quality and vast range of hosiery products that are perfect for every season and occasion.
Here at Luxury Legs we can’t wait to see who’s been nominated for the UK Lingerie Awards 2015 and we’ll be certain to keep you updated as we learn more.
We wish the best of luck to all this year’s entrants!