The British Fashion Council held one of the fashion industry’s most esteemed award shows celebrating design and industry notables this evening, The Fashion Awards.
Welcoming an audience of over 4,000 guests at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the awards celebrated exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion over the past 12 months; as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.
The evening, hosted by award-winning American actress, CEO, and producer Tracee Ellis Ross, celebrated sixteen awards, ten of which are put out to vote to an international panel of fashion industry experts, five Special Recognition Awards and a new Designers’ Designer Award, voted for by BFC Designer Members. Each winner was given a unique Swarovski crystal trophy, designed by Welsh artist, Ross Lovegrove.
Daniel Lee’s work with Bottega Veneta held sway over the voters this season taking home four awards including Brand of the Year, British Designer of the Year Womenswear, Accessories Designer of the Year, and Designer of the Year.
Our congratulations to all the winners and nominees for earning recognition for their efforts in 2019 and we look forward to seeing what 2020 brings.
Accessories Designer of the Year Winner | Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
Nominees | Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, Kim Jones for Dior Men, Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus
Trailblazer Award Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Designers’ Designer Award Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator Sam McKnight
Award for Positive Change: Signatories of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action Winners | Emmanuel Gintzburger, Alexander McQueen; Gabriele Maggio, Stella McCartney; José Neves, Farfetch; Stefan Seidel, Puma; Thierry Andretta, Mulberry and Wolfgang Blau, Condé Nast