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					       FUSE	
  THE	
  WORLD’S	
  LEADING	
  ELECTRIC	
  VIOLIN	
  DUO	
  CELEBRATES	
  WGSN	
  AND	
  SWAROVSKI	
  
                                     ELEMENTS	
  GLOBAL	
  FASHION	
  AWARDS	
  
	
  




                                                                                                                        	
  
	
  
WGSN,	
  the	
  global	
  authority	
  on	
  style	
  and	
  design	
  trends,	
  hosted	
  the	
  second	
  annual	
  Global	
  Fashion	
  
Awards	
  in	
  New	
  York	
  City.	
  
	
  
The	
  Awards	
  were	
  created	
  in	
  2010	
  to	
  recognize	
  and	
  reward	
  innovative	
  international	
  talent	
  and	
  
achievement	
  within	
  the	
  fashion	
  industry.	
  The	
  Global	
  Fashion	
  Awards,	
  with	
  a	
  panel	
  of	
  judges	
  and	
  
industry	
  tastemakers,	
  nominated	
  a	
  carefully	
  selected	
  shortlist	
  of	
  brands	
  and	
  designers	
  for	
  
sixteen	
  categories.	
  
	
  
Special	
  guest	
  presenters	
  announced	
  the	
  winning	
  nominee	
  in	
  each	
  category	
  at	
  a	
  celebratory	
  
champagne	
  reception	
  and	
  gala	
  dinner	
  at	
  Gotham	
  Hall,	
  
1356	
  Broadway,	
  New	
  York,	
  NY	
  10018.	
  
	
  
The	
  world’s	
  leading	
  electric	
  violin	
  duo,	
  FUSE’s	
  Linzi	
  Stoppard	
  and	
  Ben	
  Lee	
  wowed	
  guests	
  with	
  
their	
  stunning	
  brand	
  of	
  visual	
  and	
  musical	
  entertainment.	
  Linzi	
  and	
  Ben	
  are	
  the	
  only	
  violin	
  group	
  
to	
  be	
  sponsored	
  by	
  Swarovski	
  Elements,	
  who	
  produced	
  an	
  exclusive	
  one-­‐off	
  pair	
  of	
  Swarovski	
  
Crystal	
  violins	
  to	
  celebrate	
  the	
  release	
  of	
  FUSE’s	
  album.	
  	
  
	
  




                                                                                                                                  	
  
	
  
“The	
  Global	
  Fashion	
  Awards	
  is	
  a	
  truly	
  global	
  event.	
  Attracting	
  entries	
  from	
  countries	
  such	
  as	
  the	
  
USA,	
  the	
  UK,	
  Israel,	
  China,	
  Norway,	
  Australia,	
  Japan,	
  
China,	
  India,	
  France,	
  Mexico,	
  Brazil,	
  Italy,	
  Sweden,	
  Spain	
  and	
  Hong	
  Kong.	
  
With	
  an	
  impressive	
  judging	
  panel	
  this	
  is	
  the	
  only	
  award	
  that	
  celebrates	
  innovation	
  and	
  
excellence	
  on	
  a	
  unique	
  peer-­‐to-­‐peer	
  platform.”	
  Lauretta	
  Roberts,	
  WGSN	
  Global	
  Fashion	
  Awards	
  
Director.	
  
	
  
SWAROVSKI	
  ELEMENTS,	
  as	
  a	
  committed	
  supporter	
  of	
  emerging	
  talent	
  and	
  creativity,	
  were	
  the	
  
partner	
  of	
  the	
  evening	
  and	
  supplied	
  the	
  beautifully	
  crafted	
  
Global	
  Fashion	
  Awards’	
  trophies	
  for	
  the	
  prestigious	
  2011	
  SWAROVSKI	
  ELEMENTS	
  Fashion	
  
Award.	
  	
  
	
  
“Swarovski	
  has	
  always	
  recognized	
  excellence	
  in	
  fashion	
  and	
  design	
  right	
  from	
  the	
  time	
  our	
  
company	
  was	
  founded	
  in	
  1895.	
  It	
  is	
  for	
  this	
  reason	
  that	
  we	
  feel	
  
we	
  are	
  natural	
  supporting	
  partners	
  for	
  the	
  2011	
  WGSN	
  Global	
  Fashion	
  Awards.	
  	
  
We	
  are	
  delighted	
  to	
  be	
  able	
  to	
  continue	
  to	
  support	
  and	
  nurture	
  outstanding	
  emerging	
  talent,”	
  
said	
  Nadja	
  Swarovski,	
  Vice	
  President	
  of	
  International	
  Communications	
  &	
  Creative	
  Director,	
  
Swarovski.	
  
	
  
Gotham	
  Hall	
  was	
  decorated	
  with	
  bespoke	
  installations	
  made	
  with	
  SWAROVSKI	
  ELEMENTS.	
  The	
  
FUSE	
  performance	
  was	
  the	
  perfect	
  compliment	
  to	
  this	
  exclusive	
  event	
  performing	
  hits	
  from	
  their	
  
rock	
  anthems	
  album.	
  The	
  FUSE	
  Signature	
  Swarovski	
  violins	
  are	
  the	
  most	
  expensive	
  electric	
  
violins	
  ever	
  made,	
  each	
  violin	
  has	
  over	
  50,000	
  crystal,	
  individually	
  applied	
  by	
  hand.	
  	
  
	
  
Linzi	
  Stoppard	
  and	
  Ben	
  Lee	
  launched	
  these	
  incredible	
  works	
  of	
  art	
  to	
  the	
  world’s	
  media	
  in-­‐store	
  
at	
  Harrods	
  at	
  a	
  press	
  call	
  where	
  the	
  stunning	
  instruments	
  were	
  later	
  displayed	
  in	
  a	
  bullet	
  proof	
  
case	
  on	
  the	
  iconic	
  Egyptian	
  escalator	
  for	
  everyone	
  to	
  see.	
  
	
  




                                                                                                               	
  
	
  
The	
  special	
  guest	
  presenters	
  included	
  Whitney	
  Port,	
  Brad	
  Goreski,	
  Coco	
  Rocha,	
  Mary	
  Alice	
  
Stephenson,	
  Ariana	
  Rockefeller,	
  Fern	
  Mallis	
  and	
  Eugenia	
  Silva	
  
alongside	
  Nadja	
  Swarovski,	
  Anna	
  Sui,	
  Stephanie	
  Winston	
  Wilkoff	
  and	
  host	
  Robert	
  Verdi.	
  Liam	
  
Gallagher,	
  Jessica	
  White,	
  Ann	
  Dexter	
  Jones	
  and	
  Charlotte	
  
Ronson	
  were	
  just	
  some	
  of	
  the	
  evening’s	
  attendees.	
  Award	
  winners	
  included:	
  
	
  
Most	
  Influential	
  Designer,	
  Womenswear:	
  Erdem	
  
Breakthrough	
  Brand	
  or	
  Retailer:	
  Pretty	
  Green	
  
Best	
  Etailer:	
  Net-­‐a-­‐Porter	
  
Breakthrough	
  Designer:	
  Michael	
  Cinco	
  
Most	
  Influential	
  Designer,	
  Footwear	
  and/or	
  Accessories:	
  Acne	
  
	
  
For	
  further	
  information:	
  
	
  The	
  Global	
  Fashion	
  Awards	
  visit	
  www.globalfashionawards.com	
  
FUSE	
  Swarovski	
  Electric	
  Violin	
  Duo	
  www.fuseofficial.com	
  	
  
	
  

				
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