THE BRITISH FASHION AWARDS 2021
Monday 29th of November 2021 was the biggest night in Britain’s fashion calendar.
Hundreds of celebrities, models and designers acceding the incredible red carpet outside the Royal Albert Hall.
The ceremony was initiated by paying tribute to Virgil Abloh, who passed away aged 41 after a long private battle with a rare form of cancer. Hosted by award-winning actor extraordinaire Billy Porter the British Fashion Awards commence announcing their winners.
Designer of the Year: Kim Jones for Dior Men and Fendi
BFC Foundation Award: Nensi Dojaka
Independent British Brand: Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha
Special Recognition Award for Culture Commentary: Dylan Jones
Leaders of Change: The 15 designers, brands, creatives, and individuals who created positive change within the fashion industry this past year under three categories: Environment, People and Creativity.
Creativity: Recognises designers and brands who made a global impact in the past years through their creativity in design, campaigns, collaborations and firm business foundation as well as defined the shape of global fashion.
Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson and Loewe
Kim Jones OBE for Dior Men & Fendi
Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton Men and Off-White
Environment: Celebrates those who have made a significant contribution towards reducing the environmental impact of our industry to create positive change. They are the leaders and are setting the bar by exploring new business models, design principles, production processes, consumption, and disposal.
Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams
Gabriela Hearst for Chloé and Gabriela Hearst
Phoebe English for Phoebe English
Priya Ahluwalia for Ahluwalia
Stella McCartney OBE for Stella McCartney
People: Recognises those who have led change by encouraging equal, diverse, empowered workforces from head office to supply chain and shop floor. It focuses on the impact fashion has on communities.
Edward Enninful OBE
Outstanding Achievement Award: Tommy Hilfiger
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: IB Kamara
Trailblazer Award: Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Fashion Award for Metaverse Design: cSapphire
Chanel was recognised for its pioneering commitment to arts and culture.
The Fashion Awards also paid tribute to Fashion East, and its talent and community from the past 20 years. Fashion East and Lulu Kennedy have cemented London’s tradition of being ahead of the curve; incubating, mentoring and platforming new design talent as they launch their brands while creating a space with no divisible lines between fashion, nightlife, and art, as well as conversations on gender, race, and sexuality.
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