Designer Stella McCartney will be honoured with Special Recognition Award for Innovation at The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski for her outstanding contribution to the fashion industry – her commitment to material innovation and for utilising her influence to raise awareness of environmental issues.
I’m incredibly proud to get this award. What I am most proud of is that it is a new award that is introduced into the Fashion Awards, a special recognition on innovation. I am hoping that as being the first recipient, I can inspire other design houses to follow suit and to make this the most prestigious award, not just a one off. – Stella McCartney
It is a great honour to present the Special Recognition Award for Innovation to Stella McCartney. Stella is a fashion pioneer, she has created a modern business that in turn has led her to be at the forefront of sustainable sourcing and material innovation. She is proof that high and ethical fashion combined can create astonishing results and her innovative approach to the industry is an inspiration to us all. – Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman British Fashion Council
McCartney will be honoured on Monday 4th December at the Royal Albert Hall.