British Fashion Awards

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The “British Fashion Awards” is a ceremony held annually in the United Kingdom since 1989[1] to showcase British designers and present awards to those who have made the most outstanding contributions to the fashion industry during the year. As a result, London Fashion Week ranks alongside New York, Milan and Paris as one of the 'Big Four’. The main awards include that of British Designer of the Year, and Outstanding Contribution as well as awards to the 'most-fashionable' celebrities in various fields. The ceremony is organized by the British Fashion Council and runs as part of London Fashion Week each February.

Award Categories[2][edit]

Womenswear Designer of the Year[edit]

A leading British womenswear designer essential to the evolution of Ready-To-Wear British Fashion.

Menswear Designer of the Year[edit]

A leading British menswear or bespoke tailoring designer essential to the evolution of Ready-To-Wear British Fashion.

International Designer of the Year[edit]

Non-British internationally acclaimed designer who has influenced the direction the fashion world has taken.

Designer Brand of the Year[edit]

British based designer brand that has shown excellence in the spread and progress of their brand.

Accessory Designer of the Year[edit]

The leading British designer of shoes, jewelry, millinery or accessories.

Emerging Accessories Designer[edit]

An influential designer who is emerging in the British accessory design.

Emerging Womenswear Designer[edit]

A womenswear designer showing excellence in the Ready-To-Wear category in British Fashion

Emerging Menswear Designer[edit]

A menswear designer showing excellence in the Ready-To-Wear category in British Fashion

New Establishment Designer[edit]

Recognizes a British womenswear, menswear, or accessories designer showing significant growth.

Model of the Year[edit]

A British model who has shown excellence in contributions to the fashion industry within the past year.

Red Carpet Award[edit]

Recognition to a British designer who is creating designs global for the media.

British Style Award[edit]

For an individual who most embodies the spirit of British fashion. brought to you by Vodafone (voted by the public)

Special Recognition Award[edit]

Person who has made big influence in the fashion industry.

Outstanding Achievement in Fashion[edit]

Tremendous contribution to the fashion industry.

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator[edit]

Stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer who has been a major inspiration in the past year.

Host, Location, and Sponsors By Year[3][edit]

The London Coliseum where the 2013 British Fashion Award show was held.
Year Host Sponsor(s) Location
1989 n/a n/a The Royal Albert Hall
1990 n/a Lloyds The Royal Albert Hall
1991 n/a Lloyds The Royal Albert Hall
1992 n/a Lloyds Grosvenor House
1993 n/a Lloyds Natural History Museum
1994 n/a Lloyds Natural History Museum
1995 n/a Lloyds Natural History Museum
1996 n/a Lloyds The Royal Albert Hall
1997 n/a Lloyds The Royal Albert Hotel
1998 n/a n/a n/a
1999 n/a Sky News n/a
2000 n/a Rover Natural History Museum
2001 n/a Rover Battersea Park Arena
2002 n/a n/a n/a
2003 n/a Lycra Old Billingsgate Market
2004 n/a n/a Victoria & Albert Museum
2005 n/a Lloyds Victoria & Albert Museum
2006 Daisy Donovan Swarovski Victoria and Albert Museum
2007 Zoe Ball Swarovski Royal Horticultural Halls – Lawrence Hall
2008 Mariella Frostrup (broadcaster) Swarovski Royal Horticultural Halls – Lawrence Hall
2009[4] Lauren Laverne Swarovski, Evian, FASHIONAIR, HELLO! MAC, Marks & Spencer, Renault, The May Fair and Toni & Guy Royal Courts of Justice
2010[5] Claudia Winkleman Canon, MAC cosmetics, Toni & Guy, Vodafone, and Westfield The Savoy Hotel and Theatre
2011[6] George Lamb and Lauren Laverne MAC cosmetics, Toni & Guy, and Vodafone n/a
2012[7] Gemma Arterton and Nick Grimshaw American Express, Canon, MAC cosmetics, Toni & Guy and, Vodafone Savoy Hotel and Theatre
2013[8] Jack Whitehall (Comedian) Canon, MAC cosmetics, Toni & Guy, Vodafone and Westfield London Coliseum

Womenswear Designer of the Year[9][edit]

Hussein Chalayan Awarded twice (in 1999 and 2000).
Alexander McQueen Awarded four times (1996, 1997, 2001 and 2003).
Year Winner
1984 Katharine Hamnett
1985 Betty Jackson
1986 Jasper Conran
1987 John Galliano
1988 Rifat Ozbek
1989 Workers For Freedom
1990 Vivienne Westwood
1991 Vivienne Westwood
1992 Rifat Ozbek
1993 John Rocha
1994 John Galliano
1995 John Galliano
1996 Alexander McQueen
1997 Alexander Mc Queen and John Galliano
1998 No ceremony
1999 Hussein Chalayan
2000 Hussein Chalayan
2001 Alexander McQueen
2002 No ceremony
2003 Alexander McQueen
2004 Phoebe Philo
2005 Christopher Bailey
2006 Giles Deacon
2007 Stella McCartney
2008[10] Luella Bartley
2009[11] Christopher Bailey
2010[12] Phoebe Philo, Creative Director of Celine
2011[13] Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
2012[14] Stella McCartney
2013[15] Christopher Kane

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards History". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Winners 2013". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "British Fashion Awards-Facts & Figures". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "2009 Award Winners". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "2010 Award Winners". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "2011 Award Winners". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "2012 Award Winners". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "2013 Award Winners". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "British Fashion Awards-Facts & Figures". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "2008 Award Winners". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "2009 Award Winners". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "2010 Award Winners". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "2011 Award Winners". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "2012 Award Winners". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "2013 Award Winners". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 

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