Walpole British Luxury Awards 2018 | Leader in Luxury
Today we reveal the nominees for Luxury Leader, in association with G . F Smith. Awarded to an individual who has led the way for British luxury in 2018, and is a powerful advocate for British Luxury in the UK and overseas.
Last year, this award was won by Imran Amed, MBE, and today we are delighted to reveal that Alison Loehnis, Angus Cundey, David Armstrong-Jones and Roja Dove have been shortlisted in this category; please see below to discover why.
Alison Loehnis is the President of NET-APORTER and MR PORTER, part of the YOOX NETA- PORTER GROUP, the world’s leading luxury fashion ecommerce retailer. Since she joined 11 years ago, she has led the business through major strategic growth including the expansion of the women’s site, NET-A-PORTER, the launch of the off-price division, The Outnet in 2009, as well as the introduction of the men’s site, MR PORTER, in 2011.
Angus Cundey has kept Henry Poole at the forefront of luxury bespoke tailoring for the last 60 plus years whilst maintaining the family business which is now in its seventh generation. Throughout his career, Angus has championed Savile Row and all the bespoke tailoring houses large and small. Keeping Savile Row a unique destination and the very best for men’s tailoring.
Founded by David Linley in 1985, LINLEY is world renowned for innovative design and unrivalled craftsmanship. For more than 30 years David has worked with designers and cabinet makers to create furniture and accessories of rare beauty with meticulous attention to detail. Each piece holds the quintessence of British craftsmanship, luxury and sophistication.
Roja Dove is one of the world’s most respected Perfumers. The creator of Roja Parfums – the most successful launch in Harrods’ history – is globally renowned for working with only the finest ingredients in the world. To The New York Times he is ‘a master tailor of scent’. The Financial Times consider him ‘a legendary figure in the world of scent’, and GQ have declared that Roja is ‘the greatest nose in the world’.