To reward aspiring individuals in fashion, art, music and sport and encourage the next generation of creatives and athletes, G-Shock and Dazed have this year teamed up for the inaugural Casio G-Shock 30th Anniversary Awards. Alongside fashion judges Louise Gray, SIBLING’s Cozette McCreery and Liberty buyer Stephen Ayres, Dazed’s deputy fashion editor Emma Wyman will lend her eye for emerging fashion talent to determine a winner for the £3,000 reward, an aid to help the victor achieve ideas proposed during the selection process.
Jessica Mort's CSM BA collection is so strong and considered; I love the silhouette and the mixture of stiff tech-y fabrics with hand-applied techniques. From a textile point of view alone, it is incredible!
Originally from Los Angeles, Wyman moved to London in 2007 to attend Central Saint Martins, splitting her time training in textile design with freelance assistance work for an array of stylists, including Francesca Burns. Shortly after graduation, Wyman joined the Dazed team, where she currently works closely with fashion director Karen Langley. Ahead of the awards event in October, Dazed Digital finds out more about the stylist and what she expects from the winner...
Dazed Digital: What does your role, as deputy fashion editor, comprise of?
Emma Wyman: I work with Karen Langley on her editorials as well as working on fashion news and special projects within the magazine.
DD: How did you get involved in this project and what does G-shock mean to you?
Emma Wyman: I was asked to be on the panel as a representative of the Dazed fashion team. I used to have a Baby G powder pink G-Shock watch, it was the best! I think it's amazing that Casio G-Shock is supporting young talent.
DD: What have you seen and liked so far?
Emma Wyman: Jessica Mort's CSM BA collection is so strong and considered; I love the silhouette and the mixture of stiff tech-y fabrics with hand-applied techniques. From a textile point of view alone, it is incredible! Sarah Piantadosi's photography is beautiful, I think she has a strong point of view and I look forward to seeing her future work.
DD: The talents are so varied - from design to photography - what are you ultimately looking for in a winner?
Emma Wyman: Someone who shows potential and has a unique and clear aesthetic – and is not afraid to take risks!
DD: Can the winner look forward to working with you and Dazed?
Emma Wyman: Yes, of course!
DD: Finally, what other projects are you currently involved in?
Emma Wyman: I am working with two designers on their upcoming shows; one for London Fashion Week and the other is Creatures of the Wind in New York.
You can find more info on the Casio G-Shock 30th Anniversary Awards HERE. You can also nominate yourself or someone else for the £5,000 "Spirit of Toughness" prize, which will be awarded by the public to the emerging talent who they feel best exemplifies Casio G-Shock’s Spirit of Toughness in displaying extraordinary determination in overcoming career obstacles. Go to the image gallery to see who the nominees in the fashion category are.
Photo of Emma Wyman by Devlin Blair