Celebrating future-thinking fashion retail


The fashion industry is undergoing rapid change. After three years of disruption from Covid, supply chain chaos and the cost of living crisis, fashion businesses are taking meaningful action to build back better.

Fashion leaders are waking up to the need to become more responsible, inclusive and digitally forward thinking. This year’s Drapers Awards recognise those efforts.

Categories such as the Diversity and Inclusion Award celebrate the strides fashion brands and retailers are making towards creating workplaces that foster a sense of belonging for all, and projecting this out to their customers.

Meanwhile, Womenswear and Menswear Brand of the Year, and Retailer of the Year, place increasing onus on diversity, sustainability and purpose-driven retail.

And for 2023 we have changed our individual award category to Retail Star of the Year, recognising talent across the industry – irrespective of age or years of service.

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Why attend?


Being shortlisted or winning an award offers you several opportunities.

It’s a great chance to motivate your team; increase your brands awareness and gain PR exposure; connect with new contacts in the industry; celebrate with your peers and see who is standing out within the industry.

On the night you will connect with clients old and new, meet the finalists who represent the very best in fashion retail and experience a truly inspirational and entertaining evening, which includes a three-course dinner, networking, entertainment and an after-show party.

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Key dates


23 June 2023 Drapers Awards entry deadline
6 October 2023 Drapers Awards shortlist revealed
15 November 2023 Drapers Awards ceremony

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