The British Footwear Association's "Footwear Friends" Annual Awards

Wow, Team Cocorose are super excited! Following our debut show at FN Platform in Las Vegas earlier this summer, Cocorose London has been selected as the winner of the FN Platform 2011 Award by Footwear Friends. The Footwear Friends Annual Awards are now in their fifth year and in that short time, have been recognised by the trade as an important way of spotting and rewarding British talent in the Footwear Industry. Awards include the Footwear Friends Young Designer Award, won by Rose Choules; The Meltzer Travel Award, won by Victoria Spruce and the FN Platform Award, won by Cocorose London. As the winner of the 2011 FN Platform Award, we are given the opportunity to show Cocorose London on a sponsored stand at the USA’s premier footwear show  - FN Platform in Las Vegas. The judges for the awards this year were Robert Lusk, MD - The Boot Tree, Paolo Gabrielli, Creative Director - Clarks, Atalanta Weller, and Richard Kottler, Chief Executive - the BFA, and President of Footwear Friends. Richard Kottler commented: “Again this year we have seen an increase in applicants, and were impressed by the quality of the work that is being done.  It is always difficult to choose between so much talent but we feel that the winners were those who not only had exciting product but business acumen as well, and as such will develop into major players in the footwear industry.” The Awards will be presented at the Footwear Friends Awards Evening on November 1st at the Musical Museum, Kew. Pictures to follow!

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