Christopher Bailey, who was named Burberry’s CEO last month, received the Hall of Fame accolade at the 4th annual WGSN Global Fashion Awards, an event that celebrates fashion’s most innovative talents from around the world.
A WGSN statement read that the Hall of Fame honour is the ceremony’s most prestigious award and is given to an individual who has “furthered the interests of the industry, broken new ground and inspired the world.” Previous winners of the prize include photographer Rankin and Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki.
Honouring fashion’s most innovative individuals and businesses from around the globe, winners aside from Bailey included Erdem Moralioglu for Catrice Womenswear Designer, Oliver Spencer for Menswear Designer, and Nicholas Kirkwood, who won Footwear and Accessories Designer. Topshop won Best Multi-Channel Retailer while & Other Stories won the Womenswear Design Team award.
See the full winners list here.