Hearst UK, a content and experience business, has announced the return of the ELLE Style Awards with jewellery brand Tiffany & Co. as headline partner. The publisher says the event will take place on Tuesday 5th September 2023 at The Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, London, coinciding with the beginning of Fashion Week events across the world.
Moët & Chandon, supporter of the UK fashion industry since the 90’s, will also be joining the celebrations as the champagne celebration partner and Snapchat has been announced as a technology partner, with an exclusive augmented reality experience and lens for the evening.
ELLE UK says it has marked a new editorial chapter under editor-in-chief, Kenya Hunt, and will now bring back the event in an updated guise to shine a light on the designers, models and talent reimagining the fashion industry. To celebrate the occasion, there will also be a series of collector’s edition magazine covers for the October issue, out early September.
Building on the success of the last awards held in 2017, continued the publisher, the event will celebrate the next generation of British style. Winners will be named in categories spanning creativity, innovation, star power and community across the worlds of fashion, film, music and culture.
With a view to creating opportunities for the next generation of image-makers, stylists and designers, ELLE UK says it will help increase pathways into the fashion world by offering year-long mentorships to an emerging fashion photographer, writer, designer and stylist, with the chance to contribute to the pages of the magazine, in collaboration with contributing editor and Central Saint Martins lecturer Berni Yates.
Kenya Hunt, editor-in-chief of ELLE UK, says: “The ELLE Style Awards are an iconic part of ELLE’s story. As we evolve our brand and propel it into the future, using our platform to help bring meaningful change in the industry, now feels like a fitting time to revive this powerful event and drive it forward. I am excited to have completely refreshed the awards as an innovative celebration of the next generation of British style.”
Ethan Boroian, Moët & Chandon global ambassador, says: “Moët & Chandon is proud to continue its support of this celebratory occasion which acknowledges UK creatives across fashion, film and music, building on the extraordinary talent that the Maison has celebrated for many decades.”
Rajni Jacques, global head of fashion & beauty partnerships at Snapchat, says: “Fashion is all about self-expression and augmented reality is a powerful creative canvas that allows us to explore, engage, experiment and play with style. We’re thrilled to join forces with ELLE UK’s team to bring the future of fashion and style to life through AR.”Keep up-to-date with publishing news: sign up here for InPubWeekly, our free weekly e-newsletter.