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Raf Simons, Virgil Abloh and More Win Big at the 2017 Fashion Awards

These are the industry's biggest achievers according to the British Fashion Council.
"Award." Photo: Mike Marsland/BFC/Getty Images for BFC

"Award." Photo: Mike Marsland/BFC/Getty Images for BFC

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

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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

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