Some of the biggest names in the fashion industry gathered together yesterday at the Royal Albert Hall in London to celebrate the British Fashion Awards 2016 winners.
Held annually in the United Kingdom since 1986, the ceremony of the British Fashion Awards showcases and celebrates all those personalities, from designers to models to journalists, who have made the most outstanding contributions to the industry throughout the year. The award categories are multiple, meaning that both emerging and renowned talents can have their time to shine, too.
Many were the touching moments from the British Fashion Award 2016, which included many finalists even winning two different awards.
Here is the list of the British Fashion Awards 2016 winners!
British Emerging Talent
Presented by Alexa Chung & Jordan Kale Barrett, Molly Goddard was awarded the best British Emerging Talent of 2016. London-based Goddard is mainly famous for her astounding handcraft skills, and we bet we will hear a lot from her in the years to come!
British Menswear Designer
Presented by Lady Gaga, Craig Green for Craig Green, a.k.a. the man who has often been dubbed as “fashion’s favorite conceptualist”, is the best British menswear designer!
British Womenswear Designer
As for womenswear, Kate Beckinsale presented Simone Rocha with her best British womenswear designer award.
Swarovski Award for Positive Change
Presented by Tom Ford, the Italian icon and Editor in Chief, Vogue Italia & L’Uomo Franca Sozzani, of course, won the Swarovski Award for Positive Change!
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator
Presented by David Bailey CBE & James Jagger, photographer Bruce Weber received the Isabela Blow Award for Fashion Creator, being one of the industry’s most acclaimed professionals ever since his first ad campaign appeared in GQ in the early Seventies.
Now directed by Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen received the 2016 best British Brand Award.
International Business Leader
President as CEO at Gucci, Marco Bizzarri has been taking over the fashion industry this year, as proven by Gucci’s jaw-dropping increasing sales, too. He won the year’s award for International Business Leader.
International Urban Luxury Brand
Of course, Vetements won the International Urban Luxury Brand award, and, of course, it was nonconventional star Marilyn Manson who presented the award.
International Accessories Designer
Double win for Gucci, as creative director Alessandro Michele was awarded as the best International Accessories Designer (just think his iconic mules!). Jared Leto presented him with the award.
International Ready-to-Wear Designer
Double win for Gvasalia, too, who besides being awarded along with his Vetements team, also won the best International RTW Designer award.
New Fashion Icon
We definitely saw that coming: siblings Jaden and Willow Smith were chosen as the ultimate New Fashion Icons of the year!
Last but not least, Ralph Lauren won the Outstanding Achievement award.
Photos courtesy of @britishfashioncouncil