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NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards names judging panel
Feb '14
UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) is delighted to announce the judging panel for this year’s NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards, including; 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; Martyn Roberts, Fashion Scout.
When choosing the judges for this year’s Awards, UKFT sought experts in their field covering fashion, design, innovation and business; allowing for a comprehensive analysis of each entrant’s commercial performance in the current financial climate. 
The NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards celebrates the UK fashion industry, recognising the immense creativity, innovation and success of British brands, young design talent and UK based companies. The highly anticipated gala awards will take place on May 22nd at East London’s Tobacco Dock.
UKFT CEO John Miln comments: “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.”   
Entries are now open in the following categories: 
• UKFT Rise Award
• Accessories Award
• Exporter Award
• Textile Business Award
• CAPITB UKFT Let’s Make it Here Award 
• Designer Business Award
• Brand Awards (Menswear, Womenswear, Childrenswear, Lingerie & Beachwear) 
• Retailer Award
• NatWest UKFT Outstanding Achievement Award
The Awards are open to members and non-members of UKFT.


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