EMANUELA POTORTI 05 December, 2017
THE FASHION AWARDS 2017: WINNERS AND HONOREES ANNOUNCED
The Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski, returned to London’s Royal Albert Hall on December 4th. The annual event is a celebration of the best individuals in fashion for outstanding creativity, innovation and career milestones. The British Fashion Council (BFC) announced fourteen winners to a group of 4,000 guests. The event was hosted by actor-comedian Jack Whitehall and supermodel-entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, and featured the iconic Miss Piggy as the carpet presenter.
The award ceremony is a primary foundraiser for the BFC's Education Foundation; a program that offers scholarships to fashion students within industry bodies. A large number of celebrity A-listers walked the red-carpet including Alexa Chung, English singers Sam Smith and Rita Ora, Selena Gomez and many more.
Highlights of the evening include a celebration of the late couturier Azzedine Alaïa for his legacy and 60 year career; models wore his most memorable designs and an emotional Naomi Campbell gave a touching tribute. Christopher Bailey was given the Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion Award, presented by Anna Wintour for his extrodinary trasformation of the brand Burberry. Maria Grazia Chiuri, upon accepting her award for Positive Change, acknowledged the late Italian Vogue Editor in Chief, Franca Sozzani.
The winners and honorees were:
Accessories Designer of the Year: Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, presented by Amber Valletta
Business Leader: Marco Bizzarri for Gucci, presented by Annie Lennox & Massimo Bottura
Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Maria Grazia Chiuri, presented by Bianca Jagger
Model of the Year: Adwoa Aboah, presented by Erykah Badu & Loyle Carner
Urban Luxe: Off-White, presented by Hailey Baldwin
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Pat McGrath MBE, presented by Eva Herzigova
British Emerging Talent Menswear: Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, presented by John Galliano CBE
British Emerging Talent Womenswear: Michael Halpern for Halpern, presented by Pamela Anderson
Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion: Christopher Bailey MBE, presented by Dame Anna Wintour
Special Recognition Award for Innovation: Stella McCartney OBE, presented by Sir James Dyson
British Designer of the Year Menswear: Craig Green for CRAIG GREEN, presented by FKA Twigs
British Designer of the Year Womenswear: Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson, presented by Zendaya
Fashion Icon: Donatella Versace for Versace, performance by Rita Ora, presented by Naomi Campbell
Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, presented by Oliver Sim
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