Italian podium for the kermesse of international fashion: Italian fashion confirms itself as the superstar of the brands


Italians do It Better. Last night the Royal Albert Hall in London saw Italy triumph during the Fashion Awards ceremony.

Valentino has been awarded the coveted Designer of the Year award to Pierpaolo Piccioli.

The Gucci maison has been awarded the Brand of the year award, withdrawn by the creative director Alessandro Michele.

For the third year in a row, Marco Bizzarri, president and CEO of the Kering group in Tuscany, took home the title of Business Leader. At Miuccia Prada went the Outstanding Achievement.

Applause also for Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga, to whom the Accessories designer of the year award went, and for Virgil Abloh who has withdrawn the Urban Luxe award for his Off-White brand.

Vivienne Westwood thanked for the award of the Swarovski Award for Positive Change.

The young model Kaia Gerber stood out as Model of the year, the photographers Mert & Marcus were celebrated with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion.

Kim Jones, creative director of menswear Dior, has withdrawn the 2018 Trailblazer Award.

As for the British awards, Clare Waight Keller from Givenchy received the British designer of the year award for womenswear directly from the hands of Meghan Markle.

The surprise arrival of the Duchess of Sussex, who had worn an exclusive creation of Keller for her wedding, was among the most shared moments on social networks.

Finally, Craig Green won in the British designer of the year category for menswear, while Samuel Ross of the brand A Cold Wall and Richard Quinn are respectively the British emerging talents for men’s and women’s clothing.