In its second year since a major rebrand, the British Fashion Council's annual Fashion Awards (formerly known as the British Fashion Awards) took place Monday evening at London's Royal Albert Hall. The dazzling red carpet commanded much of the evening's attention with such fashion A-listers as Naomi Campbell, Alexa Chung, Zendaya and more; but let's not forget the event's original purpose: honoring the best and brightest in fashion, in Britain and beyond with what is essentially a more global answer to our CFDA Awards.
An American brand did win the grand prize of Designer of the Year, though: Raf Simons unsurprisingly took home the top honor for his widely acclaimed work at Calvin Klein. Also noteworthy: Adwoa Aboah beat out both Hadids and Kaia Gerber for Model of the Year; Virgil Abloh's Off-White topped both Vetements and Supreme for the Urban Luxe Brand; and Business Leader Marc Bizzarri and British Menswear Designer of the Year Craig Green both won their respective awards for the second year in a row.
Read on for all of the winners, as well as a few previously announced honorees like Pat McGrath and Donatella Versace.
Model of the Year: Adwoa Aboah
Urban Luxe Brand: Virgil Abloh for Off-White
Business Leader: Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
British Emerging Talent — Menswear: Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey Loverboy
British Emerging Talent — Womenswear: Michael Halpern for Halpern
British Designer of the Year — Menswear: Craig Green for Craig Green
British Designer of the Year — Womenswear: Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
Accessories Designer of the Year: Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Pat McGrath
Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion Award: Christopher Bailey
Special Recognition Award for Innovation: Stella McCartney
Fashion Icon Award: Donatella Versace & House of Versace