The Fashion Awards returned to the Royal Albert Hall in London last night for the annual event that recognizes the biggest names in the industry and rewards creativity and innovation. This year, the ceremony was hosted by sartorial trailblazer, Tracee Ellis Ross.
Last night's event will undoubtedly go down as the point at which Daniel Lee truly cemented himself as an industry heavy-weight, taking home Accessories Designer of the Year, Womenswear Designer of the Year, Brand of the Year, and Designer of the Year for Bottega Veneta.
But even before the event officially kicked off, it was clear that Rihanna was the real star of the evening. Her presence was palpable as she took to the red carpet with A$AP Rocky in a mint tulle custom Fenty creation. Then, in one of the evening's more surprising moments, the multihyphenate went on to receive the Urban Luxe award for Fenty; presented by none other than Janet Jackson.
Naomi Campbell was acknowledged as the fashion icon that she is, Remo Ruffini accepted Business Leader of the year for Moncler, and Sarah Burton was recognized as an industry trailblazer. Giorgio Armani was honored for his outstanding achievements in Fashion, and Christopher Kane was named the designer’s designer
Browse the full list of The British Fashion Awards 2019 winners below.
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