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Drapers Awards 2013 | Simon Carter wins Menswear Brand of the Year

It was an evening of glamour and celebration with more than 800 people in the room, including many of the most powerful and influential figures in the fashion retail industry. We spent the evening socialising, networking, reminiscing and celebrating with old friends and some of the very best names that the fashion business has to offer.

The competition was tough; we were up against some of the biggest names in menswear fashion including G-Star RAW, Ben Sherman, Duck and Cover and Lyle & Scott – it’s an honour to be recognised by our peers and we are thrilled to have won the award.

The talented Dara O’Briain played host for the evening and the genial Irishman helped make the night a memorable one, his witty one-liners had us in stitches throughout. We were handed the award by David Walker-Smith, Managing Director at Fenwick of Bond Street, whose introductory speech was heart warming and almost bought a tear to Simon’s eye!

Featuring in the Drapers Awards Winners Issues, the magazine recognises our hard work and ongoing success – “The judges praised Simon Carter for its impressive product offer and close relationship with stockists. Built on a strong sense of Britishness and a robust accessories foundation, this 28-year-old menswear brand is admired for its playful and quirky designs that resonate with its smart but somewhat experimental customers”.

For those who do not know the magazine, Drapers is the UK’s leading authority on fashion retailing. The publication has been helping the industry make more informed decisions for over 126 years, providing us with analysis of crucial news, invaluable insider opinions and in-depth features and exclusives. To have the recognition from such a respected and prestigious fashion authority goes to prove that we have the winning formula to succeed within the continually changing and challenging trading environment.


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