Last night, The British Fashion Council has announced the winners of The Fashion Awards 2022 during the event hosted by British and Jamaican actress Jodie Turner-Smith. Celebrating the role of fashion in self-expression, escapism and optimism, the event raises the funds for the BFC Foundation charity which awards scholarships, grants and mentoring to future talents.
Twenty-three awards including fifteen Leaders of Change were presented to the exceptional individuals, brands and businesses whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion globally over the past year, voted for by an international judging panel made up of over 1000 industry experts.
Designer of the Year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino Presented by: Florence Pugh
BFC Foundation Award:S.S.DALEY Presented by: Golda Rosheuvel
Independent British Brand:Wales Bonner Presented by: Yasmin Finney & Burna Boy
Special Recognition Award for Cultural Curation :Jefferson Hack
Presented by: Tilda Swinton
Leaders of Change award was presented by Edward Enninful supported by Julie Pelipas to 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 award recognises designers and brands who made a global impact in the past year through their creativity in design, campaigns, collaborations and firm business foundation as well as defined the shape of global fashion. The award was presented by Sam Smith to Alessandro Michele, Daniel Roseberry, Harris Reed, Ibrahim Kamara and Raf Simons.
Environment award, presented by Paris Jackson, 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. The winners are Bethany Williams, Connor Ives, Gabriela Hearst, Marine Serre and Priya Ahluwalia.
People award 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. The award was presented by Emma Corrin to Aurora James, Harry Lambert, Julie Pelipas, Sinéad Burke and Rafael Pavarotti.
Model of the Year Award:Bella Hadid
Presented by: Ashley Graham
Outstanding Achievement Award:Yvon Chouinard Presented by: Elizabeth Debicki
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator:Katie Grand
Presented by: Charlotte Tilbury
Fashion Award for Metaverse World and Gaming Experience:Burberry
Presented by: Kojey Radical
The evening included a number of special celebrations, from Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show and tribute to Queen Elizabeth II through The Fashion Salute Show, to performances by Shygirl, Jessie Ware, DJ Jodie Harsh and DJ Fat Tony.
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