Tonight (21st Nov 2022), 400 of the luxury industry's best creatives, executives and influencers attended the annual Walpole British Luxury Awards at London's Dorchester on Park Lane to celebrate Britain’s luxury top brands and individuals.
Their contribution to the UK luxury market refers to unique and exquisite products, as well as individuals who "define the exciting creativity, innovation and global cultural relevance of Great Britain" (Walpole UK).
The ceremony was hosted by actor Saffron Hocking, from Top Boy, and guests included Amber Le Bon, Amy Jackson, Eric Underwood, Sharifa Butterfly, Oliver Proudlock and Miquita Oliver.
CULTURAL CONTRIBUTION in association with The Times & The Sunday Times
LUXURY INNOVATION in association with Elite Associates
GREAT CREATIVE BRITONS
Michal G Wilson & Barbara Broccoli
MADE IN THE UK in association with the Department for International Trade
Harris Tweed Hebrides
SUSTAINABLE LUXURY BRAND OF THE YEAR
Fortnum & Mason x The Great British Public for the Platinum Pudding
VISIONARY in association with Istituto Marangoni
British Pullman, a Belmond Train x Wes Anderson
BRANDS OF TOMORROW in association with Mishcon de Reya
Circle of Style
Lauren Dickinson Clarke
With Nothing Underneath
BRITISH LUXURY BRAND OF THE YEAR in association with Laurent-Perrier
The awards trophies were designed by paper artist Helen Musselwhite and looked like beautiful paper domes with a lion inside. They represented her artistic interpretation of the Walpole Book of British Luxury 2022 cover, which was designed by Cole & Son, Walpole’s visual partner.
"This year we received a record number of nominations from British brands at the forefront of innovation, craftmanship, hospitality, design and sustainability, who positively contribute to the evolving economic and cultural impact of British luxury globally," said Helen Brocklebank, Walpole Chief Executive. "Not only do this year’s winners stand out for their exceptional products and services, but they are notable for their investment in the UK, local economies, employment, arts, and culture which is exactly what this country needs from business right now.
The black tie event began with a Laurent-Perrier champagne reception, followed by a three-course dinner. The menu included Hafod cheddar soufflé, Norfolk Black Angus Beef Wellington, and a dessert of roasted apricot tart, accompanied by Berry Bros & Rudd wine and JING sparking tea.
The after-party was hosted by Royal Salute which created signature cocktails for the event: a Mayfair & Salute cocktail and a Beefeater Crown Jewel Gibson highball.
The gifts for guests included an Ettinger leather passport holder and treats by JING, Miller Harris and Ruuby.
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