Get ready for the 8th annual Grazia Style Awards

February 20, 2014 9:23 am

Step into your stilettos, slip on your most glamorous dresses,and pullout your fabulous accessories for the most anticipated and stylish night of the year is almost upon us: the Grazia Style Awards 2014.
Now in their 8th year, the Grazia Style Awards will see the region’s fashion elite come together on March 25, at the MusicHall, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, to honour the achievements of the finest and the most creative players in the industry, from stand-out brands to influential bloggers, boundary-pushing designers and imaginatively curated boutiques, across 17 categories.

“We look forward to hosting the Grazia Style Awards 2014 and to toasting the incredible regional talent,” said Claire Carruthers, Fashion and Beauty Editor, Grazia Middle East.

“This past year was nothing short of a breakthrough for the local fashion industry as a whole. We have seen tremendous growth, not only from individual designers, but as a community. The world’s eyes turned to the region and Dubai in particular and took notice. We have truly emerged as a fresh, relevant voice in the world of fashion and style.We are on the cusp of a new age and could not be more excited about what lies ahead for the local industry,” commented Carruthers.

Since their inception in 2007, the influential and prestigious Grazia Style Awards have dramatically raised awareness and appreciation for the local fashion industry, acknowledging the most amazing accomplishments and praising the many talented people who are propelling the industry forward.
In addition to regular categories, such as Best Designer and Most Stylish Reader, this year the Awards looked at the rapidly maturing local shopping scene and the developments in the industry further afield to introduce new categories for Best Regional Online Retailer, Best Regional Accessories Designer and Fashion Collaboration. There’s also a more comprehensive breakdown of the fashion brands.

The Grazia Awards have put together a panel of industry experts that includes Emily Johnston –founder of the hugely popular style blog Fashion Foie Gras, alongside Elaine Lloyd Jones, editor of Grazia Luxury, and up and coming designer Ashley Williams, who will help determine the winners in the 17 categories, alongside Grazia readers.The celebrity hosts and special guests at the Awards ceremony will be announced shortly.

Voting for the Grazia Style Awards 2014 is open to public who can cast their vote for their favourites until March 23through voters will automatically enter a prize draw, held on March 18, to win aluxury getaway for two to London, including Virgin Atlantic flights, hotel accommodation and a designer shopping spree from Harrods.

Seatsat the Grazia Style Awards ceremony can be booked until March 22.