The Fashion Week Awards UK recently celebrated the very best of Chester's fashion, media and beauty industries.

The prestigious event took place on the opening night of Porsche Centre Chester Cheshire Fashion Week, at the Abode Hotel Chester.

The awards ceremony recognised the substantial contributions by emerging and established businesses in Chester and across the UK, who are shaping the media, beauty, fashion and creative industries.

The Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Razia Daniels, attended the event, and thanked the award attendees and their significant contributions.

The winners of the night were made up of a wide range of talent, including marketers, PR agencies, aesthetic beauty businesses, hairdressers, makeup artists, models, and photographers along with fashion brands.

Winners Top UK Global Talent Agency: Sintillate Talent  (Image: Lilija Bekisa,)

A particular focus of the Awards was acknowledging individual designers and businesses that showed a strong commitment to sustainability and ethical practices, thereby supporting environment-friendly initiatives.

Claire Namukolo Raven, said: "The awards were a great testament to how Chester is a best-kept secret and marked a first for our region's fashion and creative industries.

"Visitors from all around the UK attended the awards, as well as Chester businesses that are contributors within these fields but have not been recognised due to our city not having an active creative and fashion scene for many years since the closure of Browns Of Chester, which contributed tremendously to putting Chester on the fashion map.

"Chester has so many great businesses within these fields that only those from Chester appreciate It is lovely to recognise these businesses on a global front, and I am proud to be one of the first to organise this awards ceremony for Chester.

"The businesses honoured at the awards ceremony, in the presence of our lord Mayor, will continue to shape and redefine the world of fashion in Chester and beyond for years to come with their incredible talent and innovation within the fashion and creative industries."

Among the winners were 'The Scissor Psychologist', taking home the award for Outstanding Hairdressing Business of The Year, 'Amelia Tyrer Artistry' winning the Outstanding Make-up Artist Of The Year award and 'Dr, Edward Robinson Aesthetics' clinching the Creative Aesthetics Business Of The Year.

The award for Creative Business Of The Year went to 'The Beauty Secret', while 'Life In Chester' won the Pioneer PR & Media Business Of The Year.

The award for Fashion Business Of The Year was taken by 'Original Ireland', and 'Lilija Bekisa' was crowned Fashion Photographer Of The Year.

Emerging talents were also recognised, with Rafael Azevedo winning the Graduate Fashion Designer Of The Year, and the Top Model Of The Year accolades going to Lois Meredith for female and Joseph Kapasi-Lloyd for male.

Breakout Star awards were presented to Jessica Wall and Lucas Edwards.

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