Italy hits London Fashion Awards

Italy hits London Fashion Awards

Lots of awards in London for “made in Italy” fashion. After the excellent performance of the 2018 edition, the Royal Albert Hall saw Italy triumph again during the annual awards ceremony of the Fashion Awards. Giorgio Armani received the Outstanding Achievement Award, presented to him by Oscar-winning actresses Cate Blanchett and Julia Roberts. During the evening, Daniel Lee, new creative director of Bottega Veneta, received four awards and further sealed the Kering group’s golden moment: Accessories Designer of the Year, British Womenswear Designer of the Year, Brand of the Year and Designer of the Year. Remo Ruffini, owner of Moncler, took home the Business Leader award, previously won three times in a row by Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Gucci.Among the winners also Sarah Burton, at the creative helm of Alexander McQueen, who went to the Trailblazer Award with Rihanna, awarded in the Urban Luxe category for her Fenty brand born from the partnership with LVMH. The Designers ’Designer Award” was given to Christopher Kane for his eponymous brand. Donatella Versace was on stage to collect the British Designer of the Year Menswear award won by Kim Jones for Dior Men, absent from the ceremony. Naomi Campbell received the Fashion Icon award. The creative director of Valentino Pierpaolo Piccioli and the director of Vogue Uk Edward Enninful presented the model of the year to Akech. Bethany Williams received the British Emerging Talent Menswear Award, with Rejina Pyo the British Emerging Talent Womenswear. Anna Wintour and Lady Amanda Harlech gave a special tribute to Karl Lagerfeld. The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator was presented to Sam McKnight. On the sustainability side, the Positive Change award went to the signatories of the Climate Action document, to be received by Emmanuel Gintzburger (Alexander McQueen), Gabriele Maggio (Stella McCartney), José Neves (Farfetch), Stefan Seidel (Puma), Thierry Andretta (Mulberry) and Wolfgang Blau (Condé Nast).