Ib Kamara to be Honoured with Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator

IB Kamara to be Honoured with Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator

The British Fashion Council Honors the Innovative Stylist with the Prestigious Award Celebrating Progress and Creativity

The British Fashion Council has announced that Ib Kamara will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2021. The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, November 29th at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Kamara will be honored for his incredible contribution to culture, art, and fashion and his commitment to challenging stereotypes and the status quo. 

Known for his radically innovative work, Kamara has been described as one of the most exciting creative voices of a generation. His distinctly daring point of view marries high fashion with the wholly unexpected. In 2021, Kamara was appointed Editor-in-Chief for Dazed Magazine. His editorial work has also been featured in French, Italian, and British Vogue, Double, AnOther, M le Monde, System, and i-D. He has collaborated with photographers including Paolo Roversi, David Sims, and Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and consulted for brands including Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Off-White, and Erdem. Additionally, Kamara has worked with artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna, Sampha, and Solange.

We are thrilled to present the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator to Ib Kamara and acknowledge him for his incredible contribution to the global fashion industry. Kamara has through his storytelling and unique point of view inspired people from all backgrounds to explore fashion, making him hugely respected within the fashion community and a source of inspiration for many generations to come. We look forward to celebrating with him.

– Caroline Rush, BFC Chief Executive

Born in Sierra Leone, Kamara spent his childhood in Gambia. At age 16, he moved to London, where he later attended Central Saint Martins. Kamara’s work has since been featured in two exhibitions: Utopian Voices Here & Now (Somerset House, 2016) and Soft Criminal (Red Hook Labs, 2018).

The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator recognizes the very best innovators and creatives in fashion, celebrating invaluable contributions that have changed the entire fashion landscape. Previous winners of the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator include Sam McKnight, Mert & Marcus, Dame Pat McGrath, Nick Knight OBE, Edward Enninful OBE, Lady Amanda Harlech, and Professor Louise Wilson OBE, to name only a few.