Some 400 of the great and the good from the luxury industry gathered at a fabulous reception in London’s Corinthia Hotel on March 14, 2012.
Mary is an incredible designer and a deserving winner of this award. Her latest AW 2012 collection is her most outstanding and vibrant yet and it is always a pleasure to work with her.
It was the occasion of the 16th Luxury Briefing Awards, whose purpose is to recognize the best and brightest in the industry. So it was particularly gratifying for Nadja Swarovski to accept the Swarovski-sponsored 2012 Emerging Luxury Leader award on behalf of fashion designer Mary Katrantzou. This accolade signals that the industry is impressed by the forward thinking and leadership qualities of someone from the next generation. SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS has had the pleasure of working with Mary Katrantzou ever since her début catwalk collection in Autumn/Winter 2009, collaborating on six fashion collections and an Atelier Swarovski jewelry collection. No one is more deserving.
Other winners on the night included: Stella McCartney, Brand of the Year Women; Harrods – Beyond, Luxury Lifestyle Service; Maybourne Hotel Group, Luxury Leisure Brand; Spencer Hart, Brand of the Year Men; Bremont, Breakthrough Brand; Tiffany & Co, Commitment to Sustainability; Burberry, Inspiring Luxury Loyalty; IOU Project, Innovation of the Year; Montblanc, Support for Arts and Culture; Sarah Burton, Individual Outstanding Achievement
Pictures (right): Copyright Kristy Noble.