The Grazia Style Awards 2013, the most anticipated and certainly the most stylish night of the year, will see the region’s fashion elite come together on March 26 at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai to toast the finest and the most influential individuals in the industry. As anticipated, the event has – once again – attracted the most glamorous and sought-after names on today’s global fashion scene: bright young things Amber Le Bon and Zara Martin playing hosts of the awards ceremony and hip young designer duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, to name just a few of the international talents who will descend upon Dubai.
Model and muse of the moment Amber Le Bon, the daughter of supermodel Yasmin and Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon, has been making waves in the modelling world as an ambassador for Moschino Cheap & Chic, the face of Smashbox cosmetics and this season’s Karen Millen campaign. She has graced the pages of American Vogue, British Vogue, Tatler and Harper’s Bazaar magazines and this season, even launched a capsule collection with Michael Kors, part of the designer’s ‘Kors Collaborations’ series.
With her unique rock ’n’ roll image and imitable fashion sense, the multi-talented Zara Martin has been generating incredible hype as the young woman tipped for big things in the worlds of television and fashion. Suffice it to say, she has proven her worth every time: as a model for Agent Provocateur and a designer for the Body Amr & Zara Martin collection; as a presenter at London Fashion Weekend and a DJ, providing the tunes for the likes of Chanel, Versace, Fendi and New Look.
Created in 2007 to champion, nurture and honour those who are pushing the boundaries of fashion, propelling the industry forward and setting the style agenda on a local and regional scale, the Grazia Style Awards celebrates the breadth and depth of talent in the fashion industry from emerging stars to established designer brands, from retailers to fashion enthusiasts – readers and bloggers – across 18 categories.
Two additional categories will be celebrated at this year’s Grazia Style Awards: the Best Regional Accessory Designer, which gives recognition to an individual who has carved his or her own niche and is taking the industry by storm, and the Emerging Talent, the highest accolade bestowed on a promising fashion talent in the local industry, whether that be an influential photographer, illustrator, model or stylist.
“The Grazia Style Awards is a celebration of the entire fashion community, from designers to retailers and influencers. We’re delighted to recognise the exceptional individuals and brands who have defined our fashion industry over the past year, and look forward to announcing them in style at this year’s awards ceremony,” says Elaine Lloyd-Jones, Editor of Grazia Middle East.
Voting is open to public who can cast their vote for their favorites until March 22 through Ahlanlive.com. Voters will automatically enter a prize draw to win a fabulous Dhs18,500 capsule designer wardrobe for spring/summer 2013, selected by the Grazia team. Tables for the Grazia Style Awards ceremony can be booked until March 22.