The British Fashion Council announced the winners of The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski which recognises creativity and innovation in fashion. Tonight, the Royal Albert Hall welcomed a global mix of 4 000 guests, including key players from the fashion industry as well as members of the public and fashion students to celebrate exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion over the past 12 months; as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.
This year marks the first time The Fashion Awards 2018 celebrated the young global creative community with NEW WAVE: Creatives, recognising 100 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talent from around the world. The shortlist highlights London’s position as an international epicentre and pays homage to the incredible success of both home-grown and international talent; while celebrating all those who play a vital role in the industry’s cultural and creative reputation.
The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski winners :
2018 Trailblazer: Kim Jones
Urban Luxe: Virgil Abloh for Off-White
Accessories Designer of the Year: Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Dame Vivienne Westwood
Business Leader: Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Special Recognition Award for Innovation: Parley for the Oceans
British Emerging Talent Menswear: Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*
British Emerging Talent Womenswear: Richard Quinn
British Designer of the Year Menswear: Craig Green for CRAIG GREEN
British Designer of the Year Womenswear: Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Mert & Marcus
Brand of the Year: Gucci
Model of the Year: Kaia Gerber
Outstanding Achievement: Miuccia Prada
Designer of the Year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
On the red carpet supermodel Eva Herzigová hosted Swarovski interviews with the guests upon arrival and the evening featured two exclusive live performances from British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding singing a rendition of Aretha Franklin’s Natural Woman and a dedicated tribute to Judy Blame and Michael Howells by Boy George for the show’s finale. Music producer Fat Tony DJ’d at the after party.
Photos: getty images