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Yesterday was held in London the fashion party: The Fashion Awards 2018. A celebration of the last 12 months of the industry in which recognized leaders of the sector as Miuccia Prada or Kim Jones shared protagonism with the next generation of talents, as Richard Quinn or Samuel Ross.
The Fashion Awards are a more international version of the CFDA Awards, although they include some categories that specifically honour British talent.
With a red carpet rivaling the Met Gala and CFDAs, the event honored many of the names you’ve been hearing over the past year, including Givenchy‘s new designer, Clare Waight Keller, Kaia Gerber, Richard Quinn, Demna Gvasalia and, of course, Virgil Abloh, who apparently can’t attend the event without taking at least one of the statues.
Gucci also, as expected, won two awards: one for the Brand of the Year and another for its CEO, Marco Bizzari, as Business Leader. However, it was Pierpaolo Piccioli who took home the highest honor of the evening, designer of the year, for his work in Valentino.
The Fashion Awards 2018
Accessories Designer of the Year: Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Brand of the Year: Gucci
British Designer of the Year Menswear: Craig Green for Craig Green
British Designer of the Year Womenswear: Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
British Emerging Talent Menswear: Samuel Ross for A-Cold-Wall*
British Emerging Talent Womenswear: Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn
Business Leader: Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Designer of the Year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
Model of the Year: Kaia Gerber
Urban Luxe: Virgil Abloh for Off-White
Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Vivienne Westwood
Special Recognition Award for Innovation: Cyrill Gutsch for Parley for the Oceans
Isabelle Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Mert & Marcus
Outstanding Achievement Award: Miuccia Prada
2018 Trailblazer: Kim Jones