The Fashion Awards 2017

A still from The Fashion Awards 2017 Red Carpet Highlights - courtesy of The British Fashion Council

A still from The Fashion Awards 2017 Red Carpet Highlights - courtesy of The British Fashion Council

The 2017 Fashion Awards took place last night at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Karlie Kloss and Jack Whitehall. Another year of celebrations across the fashion industry for British and International talent. This is a chance for designers and business leaders in the fashion world to be recognised for their outstanding contributions, something that, year on year, grows from strength to strength, with current fashion designers moving forward with their talents, new raw and young talent coming through and well established designers moving from fashion houses and showcasing their new collections. 

The Fashion Awards recognises innovation, creativity, diversity and individuality, with new awards being introduced to promote changes within the fashion industry, like the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, an award (in its second year) that recognises and celebrates brands or individuals who promote the welfare of others and generously use their resources to benefit good causes. It is a place where all the important people in the fashion world come together to respectfully and mutually celebrate the successes of this challenging world of fashion. Last nights awards saw emotional tributes being paid to the late Franza Sozzani, Azzedine Alaïa and George Michael.

A glamorous crowd, as one would expect from a fashion awards ceremony, hit the red carpet to attend the event, the highlights of which can be seen below:

Congratulations to all nominees, the winners of which are:

Designer of the Year - Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
Accessories Designer of the Year - Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Business Leader - Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Urban Luxe Award - Off-White
Model of the Year - Adwoa Aboah
British Emerging Talent - Womenswear - Michael Halpern for Halpern
British Emerging Talent - Menswear - Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY
British designer of the Year - Womenswear - Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
British Designer of the Year - Menswear - Craig Green for CRAIG GREEN
Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion Award - Christopher Bailey MBE
Swarovski Award for Positive Change - Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator - Pat McGrath MBE
Fashion Icon - Versace & Artistic Director Donatella Versace
Special Recognition Award for Innovation - Stella McCartney OBE

fashionBy Kerrie W