New York, NY (August 1, 2013)—Angelys Balek, an emerging women’s fashion label originally from Thailand, is a finalist for the “Avery Dennison Emerging Fashion Brand” award in the WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2013. 

Angelys Balek was chosen to compete for the award from a pool of over 200 submissions by a panel of 50 prominent fashion designers, opinion leaders and journalists in the industry. Judges considered not only the independent designer’s collection branding, but also their collective brand vision. Angelys Balek has been nominated as a finalist with three other emerging, global designers: Emma J Shipley, Jacob Birge Vision and Jane Bowler. 

"Parlaying hard-earned recognition on the catwalk into a successful brand with longevity is the biggest challenge facing designers," says Tim Voegele-Downing, global creative director, Avery Dennison RBIS. Voegele-Downing continues, “the entries were phenomenal; the finalists created inspired fashion collections and truly understand the importance of product branding."

“I’m thrilled about this opportunity…it’s already a huge sense of accomplishment to have been chosen as a finalist amongst a truly talented pool of designer. I hope my strong sense of design and distinctive prints will set me above the rest,” says Balek.

The award ceremony has become a highly reputable event, attended by some of the biggest 
names in fashion. The winner of the Avery Dennison category will be awarded a sum of €12,000 and named Top Emerging Fashion Brand. 

The WGSN Global Fashion Awards ceremony will take place in London, UK on October 30, 2013 at the Victoria & Albert Museum.


Thai born designer Angelys Balek began her label in 2010, embodying a sophisticated sweet, feminine style. Angelys Balek divides her time between America & Asia and her rich background in fashion is revealed in her use of original, innovative prints and unusual European and Thai textiles. The designer sets herself apart with an emphasis on art that is both wearable and tasteful. Angelys Balek’s flagship store is located at Zen at CentralWorld in Bangkok, Thailand.


Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 26,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, the company reported sales from continuing operations of $6 billion in 2012. Learn more at


WGSN is the world's leading trend forecaster. The company enables over 38,000 subscribers to make brilliant design decisions every day by identifying and analyzing the trends that will shape commercially successful products and services in the future. WGSN's inspiration and insight are available through online subscriptions to a variety of state-of-the-art digital tools and through bespoke consultancy services. WGSN is a 4C Service.

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