The British Fashion Council (BFC) Announced the Winners of The Fashion Awards 2019

The Fashion Awards 2019

Tonight, the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced the winners of The Fashion Awards 2019 in a star-studded event. The Fashion Awards welcomed key players from the fashion industry as well as members of the public to the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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The evening, hosted by award-winning American actress, CEO, and producer Tracee Ellis Ross, celebrated sixteen awards.  Ten out of the sixteen awards were put out to vote to an international panel of fashion industry experts, while five Special Recognition Awards and a new Designers’ Designer Award, were voted for by BFC Designer Members. Each winner was given a unique Swarovski crystal trophy, designed by Welsh artist, Ross Lovegrove.

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The Fashion Awards 2019 Winners

Award for Positive Change: Signatories of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action 

Presented by: Amber Valetta & Halima Aden 

Accepted by: Emmanuel Gintzburger, Alexander McQueen; Gabriele Maggio, Stella McCartney; José Neves, Farfetch; Stefan Seidel, Puma; Thierry Andretta, Mulberry and Wolfgang Blau, Condé Nast

 

Brand of the Year: Bottega Veneta

Presented by: Rosie Huntington Whiteley 

 

British Emerging Talent Menswear: Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams

Presented by: Rita Ora & Liam Payne

 

British Emerging Talent Womenswear: Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

Presented by: Bel Powley & Gugu Mbatha Raw

 

Special Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld

Presented by: Dame Anna Wintour and Lady Amanda Harlech

 

Urban Luxe: Fenty

Presented by: Tyler, the Creator & Janet Jackson

 

Business Leader: Remo Ruffini for Moncler

Presented by: Shailene Woodley

 

Fashion Icon: Naomi Campbell

Presented by: Sir Jony Ive

 

Accessories Designer of the Year: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Presented by: Karen Elson

 

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam McKnight

Presented by: Emilia Clarke

 

Designers’ Designer AwardChristopher Kane for Christopher Kane

Presented by: Kylie Minogue

 

Trailblazer Award: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Presented by: Naomi Campbell

 

British Designer of the Year Menswear: Kim Jones for Dior Men

Presented by: Miguel & Kaia Gerber

Accepted by Donatella Versace

 

British Designer of the Year Womenswear: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Presented by: Emma Roberts

 

Model of the Year: Adut Akech

Presented by: Pierpaolo Piccioli & Edward Enninful

 

Designer of the Year: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Presented by: Naomi Watts

 

Outstanding Achievement Award: Giorgio Armani

Presented by: Julia Roberts & Cate Blanchett

 Alongside all the celebrated awards, NEW WAVE: Creatives 2019 was given special mention by BFC Ambassador for Positive Fashion Adwoa Aboah. The category was introduced at The Fashion Awards 2018 to celebrate the young global creative community. The NEW WAVE: Creatives 2019 represent 100 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world. The list highlights London’s position as an international epicenter 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.

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The Fashion Awards also celebrated raw creativity by hosting the Central Saint Martins, The White Show as part of this year’s ceremony. Each year the new intake of BA Fashion students is asked to create a design presented in white. This extraordinary collection is usually presented as an internal show. This year, for the first time, The White Show was brought to the Royal Albert Hall, recognizing and celebrating the first creative steps of the next generation of fashion talent from all over the world, brought together in fashion’s creative capital, London. 

In celebration of Mr. Giorgio Armani’s Outstanding Achievement award, Mr. Armani presented an Armani Privé couture catwalk show to the guests as a gift to The Fashion Awards 2019 and invited long-time collaborator and music icon Eric Clapton to play the evening out.

The Fashion Awards is the main fundraiser for the BFC’s charitable and talent support work. The BFC is a not for profit organization focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. The BFC’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives that focus on education, business and mentoring schemes that support talent from school level, and emerging designers, to fashion start-ups and established brands. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3 million for its charities and business support initiatives, out of which £1.1 million will be allocated directly to scholars and designer businesses. The remaining money will go towards building an endowment to secure support for future generations.