A very frosty 1° didn’t stop fashion’s finest from turning out to the Royal Albert Hall last night for this year’s British Fashion Awards. After guests walked the red carpet, they were treated to performances, presentations and of course the highly esteemed awards. From Fashion Brand of the Year to Emerging Talents, the awards recognised the work of industry leaders and celebrated their contribution to the fashion industry. The night’s biggest winner came from luxury Italian designer Bottega Veneta who won three of the evenings most prestigious awards, including Brand of the Year. Here’s our run down of all the winners on and off the stage.
#1 Fashion Icon
One stand out winner from the star studded evening included Naomi Campbell, who was awarded the Fashion Icon award for her contribution to the fashion industry. The award celebrated Naomi’s life long career as a supermodel, work with charities as well as her efforts to change perceptions in the industry for a more diverse and equal future. Naomi, dressed in Alexander McQueen is the first women of colour to ever be presented with the Fashion Icon award.
#2 Urban Luxe
Rihanna’s label Fenty won the award for Urban Luxe at this years awards, after being previously nominated for her collaboration with Puma in 2017. An award that celebrates the movement and innovation of Luxe into the cultural conversation, Rihanna dressed in Fenty was presented her award by music royalty Janet Jackson.
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#3 Outstanding Achievement
Georgio Armani was awarded the Outstanding Achievement award at this year’s British Fashion Awards for his creativity, vision and timeless style. Founded over 40 years ago, the brand has evolved with each decade and continues to provide inspiration to the the future of fashion.
#4 British Designer of The Year
As well as winning the Brand of the Year, Bottega Veneta’s Daniel Lee also won the British Emerging Talent for Womenswear award. The brands creativity has been instrumental to the movement of the womenswear market in the past year, with their accessories offering also winning the Accessories Designer of the Year title. 2019 truly is the year of Bottega.
#5 British Emerging Talent Menswear
Bethany Williams was the worthy winner of this years British Emerging Talent in Menswear award. With her continued focus on sustainability the award recognises Bethany as a leading menswear designer who is making a real impact globally on the menswear landscape. Bethany’s creative designs are entirely made from recycled materials and she always donates a percentage of her profits to charitable causes, from drug rehabilitation charities to mobile library services.
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