The Fashion Awards 2016 Honors the Top Emerging Talent and Industry Legends
Alessandro Michele, Gigi Hadid (above), and Alexander McQueen were just some of the names to claim prizes at the Fashion Awards 2016 on Monday night. Stars and key players gathered at London’s Albert Hall to toast the winners of the prestigious awards ceremony. It was hosted by the British Fashion Council, with a focus on both emerging talent and industry legends.
The winners included several designers and brands challenging the status quo in some form. As you might expect, innovation was widely rewarded across the board.
Alessandro Michele, credited with breathing new life into Gucci since his tenure at the brand, received the International Accessories Designer award. The enigmatic Paris-based collective Vetements, which has been shaking up the fashion scene since its edgy debut in 2014, was named International Urban Luxury Brand. One of its founding designers, Demna Gvasalia, also won the International Ready-to-Wear Designer category for his work at Balenciaga.
Ralph Lauren, one of the biggest names in American fashion to reject the traditional fashion show cycle and adopt a “see now, buy now” strategy over the last year, won the Outstanding Achievement award. Meanwhile brother and sister Jaden and Willow Smith, known for their boundary-pushing careers and personal style, took home the title of New Fashion Icon.
Gigi Hadid celebrated a stellar 12 months with the International Model award. Alexander McQueen was named top British Brand, and photographer Bruce Weber took home the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
Innovative designer Molly Goddard, known for her pop culture-themed collections, won British Emerging Talent. And Craig Green and Simone Rocha were named British Menswear Designer and British Womenswear Designer, respectively, for their eponymous brands.
Italian fashion journalist Franca Sozzani claimed the Swarovski Award for Positive Change. Marco Bizzarri was named International Business Leader for his role as CEO of Gucci. And Vogue was given a Special Recognition prize.
Enjoy more shots from the red carpet below.