In partnership with Swarovski, London’s Royal Albert Hall played host to 2017’s British Fashion Awards on Monday evening. With huge prizes up for grabs, fashion’s finest and Hollywood’s best hit the red carpet, with appearances from Naomi Campbell, Donatella Versace, Christopher Bailey and Jonathan Anderson.
The ceremony packed a punch, with big-name winners such as Donatella Versace for the ‘Fashion Icon’ award and British Vogue’s knockout star, Adwoa Aboah, for ‘Model of the Year’. What is perhaps no surprise is Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE surpassing Vetements and Supreme to win the ‘Urban Luxe Brand’ award after his work gained major hype this year. On the flipside, newcomer Charles Jeffrey’s Loverboy label struck gold, winning the ‘British Emerging Talent – Menswear’ award.
Despite a focus on British Fashion, Raf Simons snagged ‘Designer of the Year’ for his stunning contributions for Calvin Klein. The ceremony also saw Gucci’s Marco Bizzarri and Craig Green win their respective awards for the second time running.
Overall, the star-studded night did well to balance celebrating fashion’s future with dedications to long-serving veterans in the business. Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri honored former Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozanni and model Naomi Campbell assembled a group of models to give a presentation on the legacy of the late Azzedine Alaïa, who passed away recently.
For a full round-up of the winners, check out the list below.
Model of the Year: Adwoa Aboah
Urban Luxe Brand: Virgil Abloh for OFF-WHITE
Business Leader: Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
British Emerging Talent — Menswear: Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey Loverboy
British Emerging Talent — Womenswear: Michael Halpern for Halpern
British Designer of the Year — Menswear: Craig Green for Craig Green
British Designer of the Year — Womenswear: Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
Accessories Designer of the Year: Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Pat McGrath
Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion Award: Christopher Bailey
Special Recognition Award for Innovation: Stella McCartney
Fashion Icon Award: Donatella Versace & House of Versace
Have a browse of the gallery above and tell us some of your favorite wins from the night.
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- Main & Featured Images: British Fashion Council / Instagram