The Drapers Awards winners 2016 were announced on 17 November 2016 in front of 800 of the industry’s finest retailers and brands at a glittering awards ceremony.
We catered for some of the biggest names in fashion at the event, held at Old Billingsgate earlier this month.
The glamorous annual celebration enabled the fashion retail industry to come together to recognise the impressive achievements from the previous year. On the night, 800 guests, including representatives from the industry’s finest retailers and brands, enjoyed a seasonal menu of Create dishes in the stunning setting of one of the city’s historic event spaces.
The dinner began with a starter of Camembert, Fig and Onion. The main course was oven-roasted duck with lemon thyme pumpkin, roasted chestnuts, sautéed button sprouts, pickled cranberries and a cranberry jus. Vegetarian guests were served wild mushroom steamed pudding. For dessert guests enjoyed a pistachio and salted caramel pave, with mascarpone cream, candied pistachio and homemade toffee sauce, followed by coffee and petit fours.
The event was attended by over 800 guests, with representatives from ASOS, boohoo.com, Diesel, John Lewis, Oasis, Ted Baker and Topshop. Winners included Oasis, Topshop, Barbour, Joules, Jigsaw and David Reiss. Congratulations to all the finalists and especially to the Drapers Awards’ very worthy winners.
Old Billingsgate is a popular choice for awards ceremonies, with room for up to 2,400 guests and a great location in the heart of the city. Overlooking the River Thames and South Bank this Grade II listed building offers a vast event space with breathtaking interior details. Magnificent triple height ceilings, towering pillars and elegant architecture surround an expanse of space where your imagination can run wild.
Photography: Theo Wood.
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