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This year’s British Fashion Awards, which are in their 33rd year of running, have come to a close and with them, a whole host of newly-honoured fashion talent.
The Awards, which act as a fundraiser for the British Fashion Council’s talent initiatives, are moderated by 2,500 key members of the fashion industry who nominate, and then elect, the winners.
Hosted by the Golden-Globe winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross, this year’s awards heralded a new era for the fashion industry, as a host of young and burgeoning talent were awarded honours.
Among them, the inimitable Daniel Lee, who was awarded all four of the awards he was nominated for, including the coveted gong of Brand of the Year for Bottega Veneta. Bottega Veneta's Daniel Lee with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who was wearing one of his designs (Getty Images) Lee has heralded a new era for the Italian fashion house, which was founded in 1966. Prior to Bottega, Lee was director of ready-to-wear at Céline, where he was nurtured by then-Creative Director, Phoebe Philo. As Philo's protégé, Lee's designs mirror the understated chic, minimalist palette and flowing silhouettes for which she was known. Meanwhile, the Urban Luxe gong was awarded to Rihanna's ready-to-wear brand Fenty, marking the first time the LVMH-owned brand has won a Fashion Award. One of the most thrilling features of The Fashion Awards is the NEW WAVE: Creatives list, which recognises 100 of the industry’s movers and shakers, from hairstylists and makeup artists to set designers, creative directors and digital influencers. Trailblazers include photographer Campbell Addy, commentator Diet Prada, and filmmaker Fenn O’Meally. Below is the full list of tonight’s winners: Accessories Designer of the Year Alessandro Michele for Gucci Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta Jonathan Anderson for Loewe Kim Jones for Dior Men Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus Brand of the Year Bottega Veneta Gucci Jacquemus Loewe Prada British Designer of the Year Menswear Craig Green for Craig Green Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner Kim Jones for Dior Men Martine Rose for Martine Rose Riccardo Tisci for Burberry British Designer of the Year Womenswear Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta John Galliano for Maison Margiela Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha British Emerging Talent Menswear Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov Phoebe English for Phoebe English Sofia Prantera for Aries British Emerging Talent Womenswear Laura and Deanna Fanning for Kiko Kostadinov Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan Phoebe English for Phoebe English Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo Rosh Mahtani for Alighieri Business Leader Alexandre Arnault for Rimowa José Neves for Farfetch Marco Bizzarri for Gucci Marco Gobbetti for Burberry Remo Ruffini for Moncler Designer of the Year Alessandro Michele for Gucci Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe Kim Jones for Dior Men Miuccia Prada for Prada Model of the Year Adesuwa Aighewi Adut Akech Adwoa Aboah Kaia Gerber Winnie Harlow Urban Luxe Alyx Fenty Marine Serre Martine Rose Moncler Genius Designers’ Designer Award Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson Margaret Howell for Margaret Howell Roksanda Ilinčić for Roksanda Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha More about: | Naomi Campbell | Bottega Veneta | Daniel Lee | Adut Akech | Rihanna | Fenty | British Fashion Awards