Known simply as ‘The Fashion Awards’ this adage is possibly one of the most anticipated night in the British Fashion Industry.
In 1984 British Fashion Council introduced the Designer of the Year Award which has evolved as one of thee British fashion affairs of the year, with the creme de la creme of the fashion industry turning out to strut the latest designer wear down the famed read carpet.
This year, The Royal Albert Hall was filled with over 4000 guests and included celebrities such as David Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Gigi Hadid. Both Hadid sister’s were nominated for the “International Model” award which saw Gigi walking away with the Swarovski statue.
Lady Ga-ga, as announced by the host was to present the pinnacle menswear award of British Menswear Designer which was aptly awarded to young creative in the industry Craig Green a British ready-to-wear designer who has been instrumental in leading men’s fashion in the past year.
“We’ve been looking at Scout scarves and boyhood adventure,”
said Craig Green, speaking ahead of his SS17 show – sent down the runway in July at London Collections: Men
Styled by Dazed creative director Robbie Spencer.
“I was a scout when I was a kid. My mum was actually one of the leaders,” he laughed.
“Scouts and Brownies are definitely in the family. It’s a very North London thing, I guess.”
Full List of winners at The Fashion Awards:
British Emerging Talent: Molly Goddard
British Menswear Designer: Craig Green for Craig Green
British Womenswear Designer: Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Bruce Weber (Photographer)
British Brand: Alexander McQueen
International Business Leader: Marco Bizzari (President and CEO, GUCCI)
International Urban Luxury Brand: Vetements
New Fashion Icons: Jaden & Willow Smith
International Model: Gigi Hadid
International Accessories Designer: Alessandro Michele for Gucci
International Ready-to-Wear Designer: Demna Gvasalia for Balenziaga
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion: Ralph Lauren