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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.)

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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

 

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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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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

 

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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

 

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Business Leader

Jonathan Akeroyd for Versace

José Neves for Farfetch

Marco Bizzarri for Gucci-Winner

Marco Gobbetti for Burberry

Michael Burke for Louis Vuitton

 

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Brand of the Year

Balenciaga

Burberry

Gucci – Winner

Off-White

Prada

 

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Model of the Year

Adut Akech

Adwoa Aboah

Bella Hadid

Kaia Gerber-Winner

Winnie Harlow

 

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Urban Luxe

Alyx

Palace

Marine Serre

Off-White-Winner

Supreme

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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

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

Kim Jones for Dior Homme

Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino-Winner



Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

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Trailblazer

Kim Jones

 

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Outstanding Achievement Award

Miuccia Prada

 

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Swarovski Award for Positive Change

Vivienne Westwood

 

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Special Recognition Award for Innovation

Cyrill Gutsch for Parley for the Oceans

 

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Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator

Mert & Marcus

Congrats to all the winners!

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