The fashion industry has become more international and so have ispovision’s Global Sportstyle Awards. This second-ever presentation of the awards will take place at the next edition of the ispo trade show (, to be held February 6-9 in Munich.

A committee of ten jurors will nominate a number of sportstyle brands for the awards. New members of this international committee include L’Uomo Vogue’s publisher, Diego Valisi of Italy, and Dansk Magazine’s chief editor, Uffe Burchard of Denmark. Sportswear International will be represented by Wolfgang Lutterbach, the chief editor of Sportswear International News.

For the first time, a sportstyle award will be given in the category Newcomer of the Year. The six other categories are Best Men’s Sneaker, Best Women’s Sneaker, Best Men’s Textile Outfit, Best Women’s Textile Outfit, Designer of the Year and Brand of the Year.

After the first selection, the nominees’ work will be presented to retailers in a booth during ispovision. Eighty distinguished retailers from seven countries will then choose the winners.

The awards will be presented during the GQ Style Night at ispovision on Monday, February 7.

– Sabine Kühnl, German Bureau Chief