It was a suitably sparkly affair on the 2017 British Fashion Awards Monday night. With Swarovski as a associate for the occasion, a sea of visitors descended in shimmer and shine on London’s Royal Albert Hall, able to have a good time the best inventive visionaries within the trend and wonder industries.
While the Hadid sisters have been set to battle it out once more (Gigi received final 12 months), the much-anticipated Model of the Year Award went to Adwoa Aboah. Presented by Erykah Badu, the accolade rounds off a massively profitable 12 months for the Gurls Talk founder, who most just lately starred on the duvet of Edward Enninful’s first challenge of British Vogue final month.
Raf Simons scooped Designer of the Year for brilliantly bringing his minimalist take to the all-American Calvin Klein, with a slew of contemporary faces and the largest names in standard tradition (see Solange’s newest flip) fronting his campaigns.
Following a victorious 12 months, Jonathan Anderson got here away with two awards: the primary for Accessories Designer of the Year for Loewe (beating heavyweights Alessandro Michele for Gucci and Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga), the second for British Designer of the Year Womenswear for J.W.Anderson. After the latest information that his line with Uniqlo is returning for a second time, plus pleasure mounting for his collaboration with Converse, it is clear he is one among at present’s most revered and influential inventive skills.
Maria Grazia Chiuri obtained the Swarovski Award for Positive Change for her contribution to ladies’s empowerment within the trend trade. Not solely did her ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ T-shirt encourage folks to precise their politics with satisfaction this 12 months, however in 2016 she grew to become Dior’s first feminine inventive director within the trend home’s 70-year historical past. On receiving the award — first given final 12 months to the late Vogue Italia editor, Franca Sozzani — Chiuri stated: “The feminist movement, that has been mine for the longest time, has finally struck a resonant chord in society, and this recognition sends a powerful message to all women battling on a daily basis.”
Meanwhile, Stella McCartney was given the primary Special Recognition Award for Innovation “for her commitment to sustainable fashion, material innovation, and using her influence to create a positive environmental impact on the industry.” A tireless campaigner for change in trend, she stated: “I hope I can encourage different design homes to observe swimsuit and to make this essentially the most prestigious award, not only a one-off.”
Continuing to have a good time the trade’s highly effective ladies, legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath was introduced with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator. The accolade celebrates our most inventive and progressive gamers, with previous winners together with British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, photographers Nick Knight, and the late professor of trend design, Louise Wilson. With twenty years of make-up artistry beneath her belt, plus the 2015 launch of her massively profitable assortment Pat McGrath Labs, McGrath has been the power behind the creations of Giorgio Armani, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana’s beauty manufacturers.
The third feminine designer to be honoured final night time was Donatella Versace, who obtained the Fashion Icon Award in recognition of her work as inventive director of Versace, and honors the 20-year legacy of her late brother and founding father of the label, Gianni. “We have celebrated empowerment, pleasure, and, after all, glamour. We have championed a group of people that share our values and along with them have created actually iconic photographs on this planet of trend,” Versace stated. “I’m actually humbled by how Versace has been embraced throughout the a long time, internationally and throughout the generations. Thank you to the trade in your assist of us, thanks to my group for his or her loyalty and extremely onerous work, thanks to my household and buddies who’ve supported me greater than they will know and thanks to the genius that was my brother Gianni. His unbelievable spirit is in all the things we do and all the things we stand for.”
A tribute to legendary designer Azzedine Alaïa, who handed away in November, was led by Naomi Campbell. Surrounded by different fashions who have been expensive to the designer, she stated: “He was essentially the most beneficiant, variety, compassionate, and humble man I’ve ever identified, with a mischievous humorousness within the glint of his eye.”
Anna Wintour introduced Christopher Bailey with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion, a celebration of his triumph in making Burberry some of the revered reveals on the London Fashion Week schedule. Having served as president and chief inventive officer on the model for 17 years, Bailey introduced his departure in October.
For the second 12 months working, Marco Bizzarri obtained the Business Leader Award for his work at Gucci. He just lately introduced the model’s plans to cease utilizing fur from its spring 2018 assortment onwards, and that Gucci can be pledging €1 million as a founding associate of UNICEF’s Girls’ Empowerment Initiative.
John Galliano introduced Charles Jeffrey with the British Emerging Talent Menswear Award for his label Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, and Pamela Anderson gave Michael Halpern, the designer dazzling the style scene proper now, the British Emerging Talent Womenswear Award for Halpern. Designer du jour Virgil Abloh received the Urban Luxe Award for Off-White, whereas Craig Green received British Designer of the Year Menswear for his eponymous label.
See beneath for the total listing of winners:
Accessories Designer of the Year
Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe [WINNER]
Stuart Vevers for Coach
British Designer of the Year – Menswear
Christopher Bailey for Burberry
Craig Green for Craig Green [WINNER]
Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner
Jonathan Anderson for J.W.Anderson
Martine Rose for Martine Rose
British Designer of the Year – Womenswear
Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane
Erdem Moralioglu for Erdem
Jonathan Anderson for J.W.Anderson [WINNER]
Roksanda Ilincic for Roksanda
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
British Emerging Talent – Menswear (together with equipment)
Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler
Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey Loverboy [WINNER]
Henry Holland for House of Holland
Phoebe English for Phoebe English Man
Samuel Ross for A-Cold-Wall*
British Emerging Talent – Womenswear (together with equipment)
Faustine Steinmetz for Faustine Steinmetz
Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan
Michael Halpern for Halpern [WINNER]
Natalia Alaverdian for Awake
Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo
Adrian Joffe for Dover Street Market
Guram Gvasalia for Vetements
José Neves for Farfetch
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci [WINNER]
Tom and Ruth Chapman for Matchesfashion.com
Designer of the Year
Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior
Phoebe Philo for Céline
Raf Simons for Calvin Klein [WINNER]
Model of the Year
Adwoa Aboah [WINNER]
Urban Luxury Brand
Fenty Puma by Rihanna
Special Recognition Award for Innovation
Swarovski Award for Positive Change
Maria Grazia Chiuri
Fashion Icon Award
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator
Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion Award
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