By Rob Corder
But magazine readers vote overwhelmingly for international brands and fashion icons like Kate Moss.
Infamous British supermodel Kate Moss has been voted the Style Icon of the Year by the UAE edition of
The weekly women's glossy magazine, published by
publisher, ITP, celebrated the best of regional fashion and beauty at a gala dinner in Dubai last night (Tuesday).
A shortlist of highstreet and designer fashion designers and stores was compiled by the editors of
, followed by a public vote on the site's web site.
Winners including Best Department Store, Debenhams, Best Shopping Mall, Mall of the Emirates, and Designer Brand, Louis Vuitton, celebrated the public endorsement of their UAE business at a ceremony attended by over leading 300 fashion executives.
The Best Boutique award went to S*uce; Zara was voted Best Highstreet Store; Accessorise won in the Best HighStreet Store for Accessories category; DKNY picked up the gong for best Bridge Brand (midway between designer and highstreet fashion,
editor Louise Foster explained); Best Designer Brand was Chloe and Best Jewellery store was Tiffany & Co.