Drapers Footwear Awards 2019

A glamorous night celebrating the best in British footwear

The footwear industry stepped out in style for this year’s annual Drapers footwear awards.
Held against the glamorous backdrop of Grosvenor House in London, the event celebrated some of the best  of the UK’s shoe-making talent.
Notable winners and BFA members included Clarks, Rogue Matilda, Loake, Dr Martens, Pentland Brands (Kickers) and Cheaney.
Andrew Loake was also recognised with a lifetime achievement award for his valuable contribution to the industry.
British Footwear Association CEO Lucy Reece-Raybould, who hosted members at a BFA VIP table, said: “The evening has been a wonderful way to recognise and mark the vast array of talent within the Footwear Industry.
“Market conditions are tough across retail and evenings like this are incredibly important to celebrate business achievements.
“The standards in all the categories was extremely high so I would like to extend my congratulations to all the winners who took home awards.”
Full List of Winners:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Andrew Loake
Best Footwear Marketing Campaign: CAT Footwear
Best Footwear Store Design: Joseph Cheaney & Sons
Best Sustainable Initiative: Vivobarebot
Footwear Buyer of the year: Rachel McElhone
Independent Footwear Retailer: W J French & Sons
International Footwear Business: Celtic & Co
Best Footwear Offer in Fashion in Multiple or Department Store: John Lewis
Multiple Footwear Retailer: Charles Clinkard
Student Footwear Designer of the year: Emma George (LCF)
Footwear Designer of the year – Katie Cary (Rogue Matilda)
Kids Footwear Brand: Kickers
Mens Footwear: Loake
Premium Footwear Brand: Duke & Dexter
Sports Fashion Brand of the year: Veja
Womens Footwear: Skechers
Brand Of The Moment: Dr Martens
Consumer Choice: Clarks
Pictured: BFA member Katie Cary of Rogue Matilda – winner of the Footwear Designer of the year award