Rihanna in mint fenty, braids, A$AP Rocky Fashion Awards 2019
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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

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.