Take your front-row seat to watch the audience-free Dior Cruise 2021 show from Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear, and accessory collections, at Dior, enlisted Italian director Matteo Garrone to produce a short film titled “The Dior Myth,” to introduce her Fall-Winter 2020 haute couture collection this season.
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.
The current economic climate has brought forth uncertainty for designers. With the halt in productions and dramatic declines in sales, Harlem’s Fashion Row decided to take action and assist designers of color through these unprecedented times.
On May 30, 2020, at 2:00 PM (est), Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) will launch a new non-profit, ICON 360, in response to the current Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. In an effort to raise funds for designers of color, the influential arts and entertainment organization will host a ‘Virtual Fundraiser’ with special fashion industry guests, to celebrate and support designers who apply for the ICON 360 grant.
The nonprofit program would provide forgivable relief to designers of color who are pivoting their businesses during this pandemic and need funding to scale. The mission is to dedicate 100% of ticket sales to the new non-profit, ICON 360, providing a safety net for designers of today and the future.
The “Virtual Fundraiser” Event will be HFR’s first philanthropic endeavor and is supported by Nike, Gap Inc., Shea Moisture, and Diageo. The day will be filled with panel discussions such as:
International Impact in Fashion with guest panelist Tamu McPhearson and Karen Blanchard.
Teen VOGUE’s Editor in Chief, Lindsey Peoples Wagner will discuss Gen Z and Millennial Response to the COVID 19 Crisis.
Christopher John Rogers the winner of the Vogue CFDA Fashion Fund will be in conversation with celebrity stylists Wayman + Michah.
Playing to Win with Liliahn Majeed, Senior Vice President Diversity & Inclusion of the NBA
Kesha McLeod, celebrity stylists for top athletes such as Serena Williams will be in conversation with Rich Fresh who’s bespoke pieces are often seen on celebrities such as Lena Waithe.
Lastly, words of wisdom will be given by the esteemed designer, Tracy Reese.
Guests will also have an opportunity to view a fashion show with past HFR designers as well as new upcoming emerging designers and engage in exciting presentations. Guests can purchase tickets to this anticipated virtual event through the newly launched website www.hfricon360.com.
Designers can apply to receive a grant on June 15, 2020. The website to apply is www.harlemsfashionrow.com. Founded in 2007 by Brandice Daniel, Harlem’s Fashion Row has been championing and uplifting designers of color. The organization supports emerging talent and provides a platform for underrepresented African American and Latino designers.
As one of the leading brands in the Chinese sports industry, adidas has built a strong cultural connection with Chinese consumers through its high-quality products and consumer-centric communication. The world-renowned creator sports brand celebrated Chinese New Year (CNY) 2020 with a new collection launch.
The Chinese New Year (CNY) collection offers a variety of products across adidas Sport Performance and adidas Originals. Following the launch of the CNY campaign, adidas also announced its new brand ambassador, Liu Yifei, a confident, passionate and energetic actress who herself is a creator.
The adidas Chinese New Year (CNY) collection was inspired by traditional Chinese cultural elements: spiritual animals including the tiger, crane and koi fish; Chinese flowers such as the peony, begonia, and lotus; the Twelve Ornaments and other traditional Chinese totems. The adidas CNY campaign features an array of creators, from athletes to celebrities who united together in a traditional Tang-Dynasty-inspired Chinese banquet, showcasing their own way of CNY celebration with creativity.
Inspired by land, sea, and air, adidas designers came up with three CNY–themed patterns and adapted them to fashion sportswear and gear designs. adidas CNY collection offers a full range of products across Athletics, Basketball, Outdoor, Running, Kids and Originals, bringing all these cultural elements to life.
“Tiger and peony pattern” empowers people with courage and strength. adidas offers a wide range of apparel products as well as running shoes, including UltraBoost 20 & HARDEN VOL.4.
The female CNY collection combines “Crane and begonia pattern” with the iconic three-stripe element, creating a stylish and energetic look that fits CNY occasions well.
“Lotus and koi fish pattern” is a representative of a kid’s imagination and auspiciousness, which brings vivid imagination to the kid’s collection.
adidas CNY collection is now available at adidas retail stores and https://www.adidas.com.cn/campaign/sp_cny?locale=zh_CN
Relive the Valentino Haute Couture Spring- Summer 20 collection by Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Relive the Dolce&Gabbana Women’s Spring Summer 2020 #DGSicilianJungle Fashion Show held at the Metropol in Milan, Italy.
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
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 Award: Christopher 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.
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.
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While you’re making out that Christmas list why not relive Mark Badgley and James Mischka’s Spring 2020 New York Fashion Week Collection. The runway show took place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Spring Studios in New York City on the final afternoon of New York Fashion Week.