Clare Waight Keller, Kaia Gerber and Pierpaolo Piccioli Win Big at This Year’s Fashion Awards

Clare Waight Keller is watched by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Rosamund Pike as she speaks on stage after receiving the award for British Designer of the Year Womenswear Award for Givenchy during The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London, England.

Clare Waight Keller is watched by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Rosamund Pike as she speaks on stage after receiving the award for British Designer of the Year Womenswear Award for Givenchy during The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London, England; Image: Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images

The British Fashion Council presented the winners at their much-awaited annual Fashion Awards last night. This year was especially significant since BFC partnered with Swarovski and the awarding ceremony returned to the iconic London venue at The Royal Albert Hall. The Fashion Awards doubles as a celebration of creativity and as a fundraiser for BFC’s charitable initiatives.

This year’s Fashion Awards had a lot of joyous unexpected moments, such as Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, making a surprise appearance to present an award to Claire Waight Keller of Givenchy for this year’s British Designer of the Year Womenswear. Then there was the winner of the British Designer of the Year Menswear that went to Craig Green, despite being considered a rising fashion designer and competing against the likes of Kim Jones of Dior Homme and Riccardo Tisci of Burberry. And 17-year-old supermodel progeny, Kaia Gerber, beat out the likes of Bella Hadid and Adwoa Aboah for Model of the Year.

Designer of the Year went to Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino. Piccioli shared his passionate speech on Instagram about never giving up one’s aspirations: “If I am reading this speech tonight, it means that dreams can take you in places you have never expected to be. I have learned to let go, emotions, feelings, thoughts, I have learned to go with the flow, because you can take my breath away, but you can’t take my dreams away…”

See the list of winner and nominees below who, like Piccioli, continue to show young fashion designers and creatives that hard work, dedication and the love for fashion and sustainability shall reach great heights. (Plus, check out our red carpet coverage here.)

British Designer of the Year Menswear

Craig Green for Craig GreenWinner

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Kim Jones for Dior Homme

Martine Rose for Martine Rose

Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

 

British Designer of the Year Womenswear

Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy– Winner

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Roksanda Ilinčić for Roksanda

Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

Victoria Beckham for Victoria Beckham

 

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We dream. We toil. We create the future.

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British Emerging Talent Menswear

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler

Eden Loweth & Tom Barratt for Art School

Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov

Phoebe English for Phoebe English

Samuel Ross for A-Cold-Wall*-Winner

 

British Emerging Talent Womenswear

Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan

Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E.

Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn-Winner

Sofia Prantera and Fergus Purcell for Aries

 

Business Leader

Jonathan Akeroyd for Versace

José Neves for Farfetch

Marco Bizzarri for Gucci-Winner

Marco Gobbetti for Burberry

Michael Burke for Louis Vuitton

 

Brand of the Year

Balenciaga

Burberry

Gucci – Winner

Off-White

Prada

 

Model of the Year

Adut Akech

Adwoa Aboah

Bella Hadid

Kaia Gerber-Winner

Winnie Harlow

 

Urban Luxe

Alyx

Palace

Marine Serre

Off-White-Winner

Supreme

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga – Winner

Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior

Miuccia Prada for Prada

 

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Designer of the Year 2018. Grazie❤ “If I am reading this speech tonight, it means that dreams can take you in places you have never expected to be. I have learned to let go, emotions, feelings, thoughts, ,I have learned to go with the flow, because you can take my breath away, but you can’t take my dreams. away . Because Is the way your eyes look at things that can change things . I don’ t want to forget the kid I was, I don’t want to forget how far I was from all of that, and the enchanted eyes with wich I looked at things. I want to maintain those enchanted eyes, those dreams that took me here , and the idea of that ousider kid that did not fit in any box, but simply loved and needed to dream. My gratitude tonight goes to the BFC who granted me such and honor, I truly appreciate it. Thanks to Mr. Valentino and Mr Giammetti and to my Ceo Mr. Stefano Sassi. I would like to dedicate this award to , Simona Benedetta Pietro e Stella who always have been there for me no matter what. To my big family and friends who are always there. To all the dreamimg eyes, to all the outsiders, and to all of those who are far from everything and do not fit in any box, but still llove and need to dream. This award is dedicated to my team, to the people who dream everyday with me and everyday give me their enchanted eyes. You know who you are. To Franca Sozzani who taught me that everyday life starts all over again, always. I feel her as she is still here tonight with her pink dress. “ @britishfashioncouncil The#FashionAwards2018 @maisonvalentino

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Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

Kim Jones for Dior Homme

Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino-Winner




Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Trailblazer

Kim Jones

 

Outstanding Achievement Award

Miuccia Prada

 

Swarovski Award for Positive Change

Vivienne Westwood

 

Special Recognition Award for Innovation

Cyrill Gutsch for Parley for the Oceans

 

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator

Mert & Marcus

Congrats to all the winners!

[ Next: All the Red Carpet Action From The Fashion Awards 2018 ]

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