It’s London Fashion Week June 2020: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

It’s London Fashion Week and things are going to look a lot different this season due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. For the very first time, the London Fashion Week website will relaunch as a ‘digital platform’ beginning June 12, 2020, and ending June 14, 2020. Merging womenswear and menswear, and replacing men’s week, London Fashion Week has gone gender-neutral bringing the fashion community together front row from their very own homes.

Recently described as the “fashion Netflix,” the new digital experience will work as a global meet-up point, offering interviews, podcasts, designer diaries, webinars, and digital showrooms, providing the opportunity for designers to tell their stories and share their experiences from the last few months.

Over 100 designers will be present on the LFW digital platform this fashion season. Additionally, 34 retailers, 23 media, and 6 brand partners from around the world will also be present providing us with unique content on the platform.

Providing a little something for everyone to love, the new digital platform has three main streams, and here’s everything you need to know to get the most out of London’s Fashion Week.

First, The LFW Schedule. The LFW schedule is a number of specific timed events, which will take place from Friday, June 12th to Sunday, June 14th.  Events can be added to your calendars in order to tune in at specific times and join in on the conversations, collection launches, and other events. Once the content has been published, it will be available to watch at any point.  Below is an A to Z of designers and brand partners on the LFW June 2020 Schedule

8ON8 – Chinese designer Li Gong will present a short video celebrating his new sustainable hat collection.

Ahluwalia is creating an interactive and virtual gallery space to showcase the brand’s new book, Jalebi. The public will be able to explore the space and walk around this new digital world.

BIANCA SAUNDERS will be launching a new Zine and host a panel discussion with Joshua Woods, Jess Cole, and Matt Holmes.

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS MA FASHION will present Class of 2021 Fieldwork material produced by MA Fashion students at a distance engaged in the process of design; in its purest, almost abstract form.

CHALAYAN – renowned designer Hussein Chalayan will be doing a live ‘In Conversation’ with Elise By Olsen as well as presenting a film with behind the scenes footage of the making-of his SS20 collection.

Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY – To celebrate the launch of a new capsule, acclaimed designer Charles Jeffrey will live-stream a LOVERBOY party 2.0.

DANIEL w. FLETCHER – Netflix’s Next in Fashion, Daniel w. Fletcher is launching a new collection available to buy immediately through his e-commerce and is discussing the collection with British Vogue’s Naomi Pike.

Hill & Friends – luxury accessories label Hill & Friends will present new content of their A/W20 Campaign, with Founders Emma Hill and Georgia Fendley giving an insight into the brand’s luxurious and subversive world.

James Massiah – LFW will host a performance by spoken word artist James Massiah.

JD.COM, INC & Hu Bing – LFW China Ambassador Hu Bing has created three films to celebrate and spotlight three key British brands, A-COLD-WALL*, Paul Smith, and Smythson which have flagship stores on JD.COM. All three films are also hosted on JD.COM, Inc., China’s largest online retailer by revenue and partner of London Fashion Week.

John Lewis & Partners and BFC have teamed up to celebrate fashion and the power of self-expression by asking the nation to dress-up in an outfit that brings them joy, and share videos of themselves creating their very own catwalk moment in their home to raise money for charity. Highlights will be made into a film that will be showcased on the LFW digital schedule on Sunday 14th June – this will be the first time a fashion show created with content generated by the public has been part of LFW. Anyone can enter by posting a video using the Hashtag: #LFWCatwalkChallenge and tagging @johnlewisandpartners on either their Instagram grid or stories. For every video entry including @johnlewisandpartners and #LFWCatwalkChallenge, the brand will donate £5* to the BFC Foundation Fashion Fund for the Covid Crisis.

JORDANLUCA – Jordan Bowen and Luca Marchetto will tease their SS21 collection through film.

KA WA KEY – the London-based label will premiere ‘There’s No Place like Home’. Inspired by The Little Prince, different fairy tale characters, and British nursery rhymes, the film highlights the journey of love, using only a green screen.

LAVAZZA is London Fashion Week’s Official Coffee Partner. LAVAZZA is bringing to you a ‘Coffee-tail’ video tutorial with Matthew Zorpas, showcasing how to make the most out of the best LAVAZZA coffee.

Lou Dalton – acclaimed menswear designer Lou Dalton will launch a new lookbook as well as a conversation with the creative minds working with her on her new collection, documentary photographer Mark Neville, Gordon Richardson, and Stuart Williamson fashion Editor Fantastic Man.

Louise Gray – An escort through the Louise Gray world, this film features new pieces to be launched online and for wholesale orders.

LYpH – Avant-garde clothing company LYpH will play with video, audio, and imagery to present its new collection and campaign.

Marques ‘ Almeida – acclaimed designer duo Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida will launch a detailed documentary showcasing their new capsule collection including the making of their new collection under a sustainable sub-brand.

Matthew Miller – menswear designer Matthew Miller will present a video presentation and campaign, exploring ‘The New Normal’ with exclusive product drops that are not produced until sold.

MTV – At London Fashion Week February 2020, BFC, MTV, ICEBERG and River Island announced the launch of the ‘Music Meets Fashion Competition’. Fashion students from the UK and select International Design Colleges were invited to design a collection by MTV that merges music, fashion, and sustainability. This season the LFW schedule will showcase an overview of the competition so far, including application highlights. The digital LFW platform will also host exclusive interviews with each of the competition judges.

Mulberry – British heritage brand Mulberry will host an exclusive performance as part of their virtual ‘My Local Series’ to celebrate LFW. Artist to be announced shortly.

NABIL NAYAL presents his tenth collection, Chapter X: The Archives in Blue with new unseen footage, taking a retrospective look at his archives and hero pieces.

Natasha Zinko x DUOltd will launch the SS21 Creatives presenting their new collection with models through film and is working with American luxury multi-brand boutique The Webster to create 3D renderings of the collection to be showcased within a three-dimensional space inspired by the aesthetic and architecture of their Miami and Los Angeles boutiques.

Nicholas Daley is presenting ‘The Abstract Truth’, a behind-the-scenes film of his AW20 collection by Amy Douglas.

palmer//harding – Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding will host an Instagram Conversation, talking the audience through their inspiration and design process for their AW20 collection.

Per Götesson will show a stop-motion film by Patrick Waugh on key looks from the Per Götesson archive, the backdrop is created by Tony Hornecker and styled by Gary Armstrong.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi will present a pause in time, a refresh, a season-less campaign.

PRONOUNCE – Founders Yushan Li and Jun Zhou will present a self-made conceptual video focusing on AW20 and also previewing their new SS21 collection.

RÆBURN – RÆBURN Connects: RÆSTART acclaimed designer Christopher Raeburn will be in conversation with Editor-in-Chief of British GQ Dylan Jones.

RIXO will present a behind-the-scenes film of their Resort 21 lookbook shoot on-schedule.

ROBYN LYNCH will present a one-off capsule collection supported by Rapha with a film documenting the making of the collection with a lookbook in collaboration with Joe Cruz and styled by Ben Schofield.

SHOOP – alternative contemporary fashion label SHOOP will present a 3D video of their capsule collection in partnership with the footwear brand ASICS.

St James’s & Regent St. – London destinations St James’s and Regent Street will host a panel discussion about the future of retail and how looking to our heritage can help futureproof industry decisions.

Stephen Jones – world-renowned milliner Stephen Jones will release a film the making-of his SS21 collection.

Teatum Jones – British brand Teatum Jones will release four films highlighting the story of their brand.

TÍSCAR ESPADAS – Royal College of Art graduate Tiscar Espadas will introduce a small capsule collection with a film made during the lockdown exploring the narrative of her brand.

TONI&GUY is London Fashion Week’s Official Haircare Partner. TONI&GUY and LFW celebrate their 15 years of partnership with a retrospective film of the brand’s involvement at London Fashion Week, styling the hair for some of London’s most iconic shows.

University of Westminster MA Menswear graduates will present their collections digitally.

Xander Zhou will present a campaign film of his AW20 collection.

XU ZHI will unveil a film for his recent AW20 collection.

Second, The Explore Section.  The home of London Fashion Week Digital, Explore tells the story of London’s individuals and businesses, rich in creativity and culture. The Explore section is made up of content created by BFC, the designers, and a number of brand partners, media, and retailers. Make sure not to miss the below highlights:

British Fashion Council Fashion Forum Podcast – The first BFC podcast includes some of the biggest and most current names in fashion, art and culture, promoting British creativity on a global scale kicking off with BFC Ambassador and entrepreneur Tinie Tempah in conversation with Dylan Jones, BFC Menswear Chair. Tune in here.

DREST – To celebrate London Fashion Week Digital – June 2020, DREST, the world’s first interactive luxury styling game, asked its users to enter daily challenges and submit fashion creations showcasing the best of British designers. The winning looks were handpicked by DREST’s Fashion Director, Candice Fragis, and spotlight designers including Burberry, Roksanda, Erdem, and Emilia Wickstead to name a few, each featuring in a short campaign video and representing self-expression in a virtual world.

Edward Enninful, Editor-in-Chief British Vogue and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London discuss the global outcry against systemic racism, and how London’s recovery from COVID-19 must address this and other inequalities in our society.

Farfetch – Leading global luxury fashion platform Farfetch has collaborated with London Fashion Week to create four interviews of some of the most exciting British designers in conversation with four leading Chinese influencers. 16Arlington, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, Erdem, and Roksanda speak to Sunni, Dipsy, Anny Fan, and Fil Xiaobai respectively in a series of four films.

Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées celebrate British Fashion with a collaboration with the BFC and bring to Paris ten of the most exciting British designers. Starting on Tuesday 9th June, Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysées will celebrate ten British designers in store for a week with special installations and on Friday 12th June, the BFC will screen exclusive content straight from London Fashion Week. The designers are: A-COLD-WALL*, A.W.A.K.E. MODE, Alighieri, Craig Green, Martine Rose, Molly Goddard, Rejina Pyo, RIXO, Simone Rocha, and Wales Bonner.

GR8 Japan – Iconic Tokyo luxury boutique GR8 has created three films with Japanese painter Motoaki Higashino and Musician and Rapper TOHJI spotlighting their favorite British brands, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY and Martine Rose.

JOYCE Podcast: Live Connected – The eponymous concept store JOYCE will host two episodes from the second season of their podcast series, featuring conversations from some of the world’s most creative minds including multidisciplinary polymath Trevor Jackson who talks to David Hellqvist of Document Studios about three decades of prolific creative output and noted fashion writer and editor David Hellqvist, speaking to Jonathan Anderson about society’s generational shift, how fashion has to ‘eat itself’ and the importance of making mistakes.

Justine Simons’ Digital London – The Deputy Mayor of Culture and the Creative Industries selects her top digital cultural choices to enjoy during London Fashion Week, highlighting some of London’s world-class museums, theatres, venues, and artists. Through clever combinations of 360 videos, photos, interactive timelines, and live streams, they have all created content that allows you to take in some of the unmissable cultural highlights without leaving your home.

LFW Creative Conversations – a YouTube series hosted by Bruce Pask, Men’s Fashion Director Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus featuring Anatome, Bianca Saunders, Country of Origin, Drakes, and Grenson. The content focuses on interviews of the creatives and their brands, delving into their worlds and enabling viewers to discover new and exciting brands.

LFW Designer Diaries – a series of Designers Diaries, giving the audience an insight into the life of various LFW designers and sharing unique stories through still and moving images, featuring Bethany Williams, DANIEL w. FLETCHER, Lou Dalton, Preen, Rixo, and Roksanda.

LFW Handbook – your guide to LFW, with contributions from the editors of British GQ and Evening Standard. An essential read to take you behind the scenes of the digital event.

LFW Highlights – BFC is working with Smartzer, an interactive technology that will be used to convert regular video content into clickable experiences. Viewers will be able to click on items featured in the videos to unlock a deeper in-video experience and discover the designers.

LN-CC ‘Late Night-Conscious Campaign’ is an initiative designed to support luxury brands to produce sustainably while shining light on the issues faced by the industry and offering a real alternative for their customers. The campaign is in partnership with ‘The Bear Scouts’ who will be providing their expertise in sourcing and the first issue to be highlighted is ‘WASTE’. Poet and activist Kai Isaiah Jamal will be part of the performance.

Mount Street celebrates British fashion featuring Erdem, Roksanda, Roland Mouret.

The Class of 2020 – as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting education and fashion students, BFC asked 13 colleges and their students, along with BFC graduating scholars, to create content to tell their stories. Participating Colleges are Bath Spa University, Central Saint Martins, Edinburgh College of Art, Kingston University, Leeds Arts University, London College of Fashion, Manchester Fashion Institute, Manchester School of Art, Middlesex University, Sheffield Hallam, University of Brighton, University of Leeds, University of Westminster, UWE Bristol. Participating scholars are Alexandra Sipa, Andrea Brocca, Christopher Nullens, Ciara Di Salle, Dominic Huckbody, Elizabeth Lowe, Emma Grieshaber, Halina Edwards, Jake Treddenick, Lee Hurst, Louis Shangtao Chen, Margaux Lavevre, Matthew Needham, Min Lee, Paolina Russo, Paolo Carzana, Raquel Cueto, Rhiannon Davies, San Kim, Subah Iqbal.

Tomfoolery, a London based writer, performance artist, and filmmaker will present What Are You Drawing, a new piece commissioned for VOGUE Italia June Edition that dedicates itself to children around the world, their purity and rebirth into a new society. His latest work includes The Great Realisation, a bedtime story of hope and optimism for the future, which has now been viewed over 60 million times around the world.

What Does Fashion Sound Like? A series of curated LFW playlists from designers, DJ’s, media titles and retailers, exploring themes behind their work including ARTSCHOOL, BEAKER, Bianca Saunders, BOONTHESHOP, Browns, DJ Fat Tony, ELLE, Glamour, GOODHOOD, GQ Korea, H.Lorenzo, HERVIA, Highsnobiety, Hudson’s Bay, i-D, Jodie Harsh, LUISAVIAROMA, Mimi Wade, MTV, Mulberry, Nicholas Daley, ODDA Magazine, PORT, Robyn Lynch, Selfridges, Smets, SUGAR, The Face, Wolf & Badger, WOOD WOOD, WORKSOUT. Tune in and listen on Spotify here.

Wonderland Magazine & BFC have created five “How To Become” videos, highlighting careers in fashion in the forms of a Q&A with model Cindy Bruna, stylist Solange Franklin Reed, photographer Bogdan Plakov, make-up artist Mona Leanne & designer Bianca Saunders.

Third, The Designer Profiles.  Over 100 designers will be activating their profile pages from 12th June with introductions to the brands, their latest work, their social media activity, and with links to line sheets and contacts for sales and press requests. A number of them will also produce new content to be hosted both on their Profiles and in Explore. These are:

1X1 Studio, 8IGB community clothing, AV Vattev, Ben Osborn, C2H4, Cristiana Alagna, DAVID KOMA, Di Petsa, Duran Lantink, E. Tautz, Feng Chen Wang, Fiona O’Neill, FYODOR GOLAN, GALL, HANNA FIEDLER, hiz-st(ə)ri, Joshua James Small, Kaushik Velendra, LUEDER, LUNA DEL PINAL, Mariah Esa, MATTEO BIGLIARDI, Maxime Black, Olubiyi Thomas, PONDER.ER, Renata Brenha, Rose Danford-Phillips, Sabry Marouf, Sinéad O’Dwyer, SWEETLIMEJUICE, TEIJA, VANASSIBARA, ZILVER

Alongside longstanding Official Partners of London Fashion Week, British GQ, Evening Standard, JD.COM, INC, LAVAZZA, Mercedes-Benz, The May Fair Hotel, TONI&GUY, BFC welcome a new Official Partner, JOOR, to help British designer businesses reach new trade audiences. BFC has also engaged several digital pioneering brands and BFC Patrons, including John Lewis & Partners, MTV, Smartzer and Beats by Dre, who will all be activating content in unique ways over LFW. The LFW June 2020 platform was built by Red Apple Creative with the Creative Direction of Wednesday.

VFILES RUNWAY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DEPOP TOOK OVER THE BARCLAYS CENTER DURING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

As 2019 slowly comes to an end,  the heavy hitters of this season of New York Fashion Week reinforced that New York Fashion Week doesn’t just belong to buyers, press, and media, it also belongs to the people.  VFILES, an experience-based social networking platform, and Depop, a marketplace app, made New York Fashion Week not only about the designers but made it a social event of the fashion season for all to enjoy.

VFILES Runway in partnership with Depop took over the Barclays Center in Brooklyn with a community-sourced extravaganza designed to showcase a global group of emerging creators.  Although this is not the first time VFILES has sponsored a group show, it is the first time VFILES has joined forces with Depop. The event was held on the arena floor of Barclays Center and tickets to the sold-out event were available to the general public. It is the 11th time VFILES has sponsored a group show, but the first time it is joining forces with Depop.  The SS20 collections by the winning designers were joined on the runway by musical guests: Rico Nasty, Brooke Candy, Erika Jayne, YG and more.

VFILES shop also launched on Depop with a limited-edition merchandise capsule, featuring vintage pieces sourced from Depop, adorned with VFILES logos as well as t-shirts designed by the runway winners DI DU OFFICIAL, WESLEY HARRIOT, NICO VERHAEGEN, and PIERRE-LOUIS AUVRAY

DI DU OFFICIAL

VFILE Runway 1

Di Du is a Chinese born and Antwerp based designer and recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Her SS20 collection focuses on the power of femininity and takes inspiration from both contemporary art and underground culture. Materiality is contrasted in this season which hard futuristic materials, like metal and sleek 3D printed accessories working together with supple elements like pastel silk chiffon, feathers, and lightweight leather.

WESLEY HARRIOTT

VFILES Runway 2

Ricky Harriott is a London based womenswear designer that launched his own line Wesley Harriott, in 2016. His SS20 collection tells a narrative of women who dominate and defy social and stereotypical boundaries. The collection includes sleek modern silhouettes that juxtapose clean modernity with pleats, tucks and impression lines, all done to emphasize strength and movement.

PIERRE-LOUIS AUVRAY

VFILES Runway 3

Pierre Louis Auvray is a London based designer and recent graduate from Central Saint Martins. His SS20 collection is a study of the point where clothing and technology collide. The lines between synthetic and natural are blurred by the choice to mix natural materials such as wool knits with discarded plastic and electronic parts. The upcycled objects and clothes play with the ideas of nostalgia and sustainability.

 NICO VERHAGEN

VFILES Runway 4

Nico Verhaegen is an Antwerp based designer and recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. His SS20 collection takes inspiration from decay and rebirth and examines the frail state of big cities, combining urban motifs like cracked paint, mold and rust with clean elements. His work includes sustainable and raw materials such as CO2 neutral linen, recycled nylons, reclaimed fabrics and exposed selvedge detailing.

Rexy In The City: Coach To Debut As First Luxury Fashion Brand In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

On Thursday, November 28 at 9 a.m., the time-honored phrase “Let’s Have a Parade” will ring from the starting line as the march of fantasy takes to the streets of New York City during the 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  This year the event will bring together two iconic American brands with a shared New York legacy via a new float set to debut in the annual holiday spectacle.

Coach, a global design house of modern luxury leather goods, apparel, footwear, fragrance, eyewear and a full range of lifestyle accessories will be the first-ever luxury fashion house to participate in the historic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Led by Coach’s mascot, the beloved dinosaur Rexy, the house’s glittering float will feature a carnival-style reimagining of New York City. Titled “Rexy in the City,” the float will boldly kick-off the holiday season with the house’s unique spirit of optimism, playfulness, and inclusivity.

In addition to Coach’s float debut in the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the partnership will also include an exclusive Rexy-themed collection featuring leather goods, footwear, t-shirts and accessories, launching November 15 at select Macy’s stores nationwide and macys.com. Rexy has appeared in Coach collections and on the runway since 2015 when Coach creative director Stuart Vevers unleashed her to the world. Her glittering float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be her biggest, boldest appearance to date.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation’s biggest and most anticipated holiday celebration. Broadcast nationally on NBC, with millions of families nationwide tuning in to watch the excitement unfold, the TODAY Show’s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host the three-hour broadcast from 9 a.m. – noon (in all time zones).

For spectators in New York or those traveling to the city to see it live, the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9 a.m., kicking off from 77th Street and Central Park West. The procession will march to Columbus Circle, turn onto Central Park South and then march down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas. At 34th Street, the Parade will make its final turn west and end at 7th Avenue in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

The 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® kicks-off the holiday season on Thursday, November 28 at 9 a.m. ET. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“As an iconic American brand, we are proud for Coach to be the first luxury fashion house to have a float in the 93-year history of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” said Joshua Schulman, chief executive officer and brand president of Coach. “We can think of no better way to kick-off the holiday season than to participate in this great American tradition. This project not only underscores our important partnership with Macy’s, but also speaks to the future of the traditional wholesale business model, evolving from distribution into meaningful brand storytelling.”

NOMINATIONS FOR THE FASHION AWARDS 2019 ANNOUNCED

Today, Wednesday 23rd October 2019, Stephanie Phair, Chair and Caroline Rush, Chief Executive British Fashion Council (BFC) announced the nominations for The Fashion Awards 2019 at a press screening at Soho House, 76 Dean Street.

The Fashion Awards 2019 will take place on Monday 2nd December at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Fashion Awards recognize creativity and innovation in fashion, celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity has broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today. The Fashion Awards also raises money to nurture future generations of fashion talent.

Tickets for general public on sale for The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski

The Fashion Awards 2019 Nominees are (all listed in alphabetical order).  The winners of each category will be announced at The Fashion Awards 2019.

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Kim Jones for Dior Men

Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus

 

Brand of the Year

Bottega Veneta

Gucci

Jacquemus

Loewe

Prada

 

British Designer of the Year Menswear

Craig Green for Craig Green

Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner

Kim Jones for Dior Men

Martine Rose for Martine Rose

Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

 

British Designer of the Year Womenswear

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

John Galliano for Maison Margiela

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe

Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn

Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

 

British Emerging Talent Menswear

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler

Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams

Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov

Phoebe English for Phoebe English

Sofia Prantera for Aries

 

British Emerging Talent Womenswear

Laura and Deanna Fanning for Kiko Kostadinov

Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan

Phoebe English for Phoebe English

Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

Rosh Mahtani for Alighieri

 

Business Leader

Alexandre Arnault for Rimowa

José Neves for Farfetch

Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Marco Gobbetti for Burberry

Remo Ruffini for Moncler

 

Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe

Kim Jones for Dior Men

Miuccia Prada for Prada

Model of the Year

Adesuwa Aighewi

Adut Akech

Adwoa Aboah

Kaia Gerber

Winnie Harlow

 

Urban Luxe

Alyx

Fenty

Marine Serre

Martine Rose

Moncler Genius

Earlier in the year, Giorgio Armani was announced as the winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award and Naomi Campbell was announced as the recipient of the Fashion Icon Award. More special recognition awards will be announced prior to the event and celebrated on the night.

The Fashion Awards act as a fundraiser to the British Fashion Council’s talent initiatives and programs which promote excellence in design by financially supporting students with the ability and potential to make an exceptional contribution to the fashion industry. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3million for its charities and business support initiatives and allocated £1.1 million directly to scholars and designer businesses.

Boxes for The Fashion Awards 2019 are now on sale. For more information please email: FashionAwardsBox@britishfashioncouncil.com