The Fashion Awards Winners 2018
Claire Waight Keller, Kim Jones, Richard Quinn and more, these are the winners of the British Fashion Awards 2018
Over the course of the evening, the fash-pack watched on as industry leaders such as Kim Jones and Miuccia Prada were recognised for their contributions to the industry, alongside a younger generation of innovators that were recognised for their talents.
The winners, of which the full list is below, were each presented with a statuette designed by architect David Adjaye.
Accessories Designer of the Year
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Georgian fashion designer Gvasalia won this award for the notable impact his innovative collections have made on the industry, in turn shaping global fashion.
Brand of the Year
Gucci, under the helm of Alessandro Michele, won the award for creativity in design, campaigns, collaborations and firm business foundation as well as its part to play in the shaping of global fashion through its innovative approach.
British Designer of the Year Menswear
Craig Green for Craig Green
London-born designer Craig Green formed his namesake label in 2012, having graduated from CSM with a Fashion Masters course not long before. His label, which explores concepts of uniform and utility, has won the award for shaping the menswear landscape within the industry.
British Designer of the Year Womenswear
Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
Waight Keller, who designed the Duchess of Sussex's wedding gown, was presented with the award by Meghan Markle herself.
British Emerging Talent Menswear
Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*
Samuel Ross won the award for his innovation and creativity, with his street wear label and designs having gained international attention this year.
British Emerging Talent Womenswear
Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn
From CSM to approbal from the Queen, Richard Quinn's floral, maximalist designs have made a global impact on fashion this year. A swift ascent to the top of the industry.
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
President and CEO of Gucci since 2015, Marco Bizzarri has won the award for the creative and commercial success of his label in the past year.
Designer of the Year
Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
Pierpaolo Piccioli has overseen Valentino’s creative direction for nearly a decade.
Model of the Year
Daughter of original supermodel Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber has won Model of the Year for her dominance both on the catwalk and off.
Off-White has won the Urban Luxe award, which celebrates 'the innovation and influence of a contemporary apparel brand, the recipient of this award has redefined the way "sportswear" is perceived across the globe, elevating "casual" to high end and directional fashion.'
2018 Trailblazer Award
Creative director of Dior Homme, Kim Jones has won the award for his creativity, innovation, and spirit of adventure.
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator
Mert & Marcus
Photographer duo Mert & Marcus won the award for being the very best innovators and creatives in fashion, celebrating invaluable contributions that have changed the entire fashion landscape
Miuccia Prada and her illustrious career were recognised for the outstanding achievement and creative contribution to the fashion industry.
Special Recognition Award for Innovation
Parley for the Oceans
Parley for the Oceans, a space where creators, thinkers and leaders raise awareness for our oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction (like these trainers made in collaboration with Adidas) won the Special Recognition Award for Innovation.
Swarovski Award for Positive Change
Dame Vivienne Westwood won the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, for her positive impact on society and the environment.