Fashion Awards 2016-Presenting ‘recycling’ as avant-garde?


Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele and CEO Marco Bizzari as well as Gigi Hadid were among the recipients of this year’s awards.

The 2016 Fashion Awards — formerly the British Fashion Awards — were handed out Monday evening to the industry’s hottest names at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The Smith siblings, Willow and Jaden, were honored with the New Fashion Icons title, while the careers of Ralph Lauren and photographer Bruce Weber were celebrated with the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Award and Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, respectively.

It was also a big night for Gucci: Creative director Alessandro Michele received the International Accessories Designer Award (presented by pal Jared Leto) and CEO Marco Bizzari took home the International Business Leader prize.

See the complete list of winners (in bold) below.

British Emerging Talent (presented by Alexa Chung and Jordan Kale Barrett)

Alessandra Rich
Charles Jeffrey
Faustine Stenmetz
Molly Goddard
Self Portrait
British Menswear Designer (presented by Lady Gaga)

Craig Green for Craig Green
Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner
Tom Ford for Tom Ford
Dame Vivienne Westwood for Vivienne Westwood
British Womenswear Designer (presented by Kate Beckinsale)

Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane
Roksanda Ilincic for Roksanda
Sarah Burton OBE for Alexander McQueen
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha
British Brand (presented by Naomi Campbell)

Alexander McQueen
Christopher Kane
Stella McCartney
International Business Leader (presented by Henri Francois Pinault and Karlie Kloss)

Adrian Joffe for Commes des Garcons & Dover Street Market
Christopher Bailey MBE for Burberry
Guram Gvasalia for Vetements
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Stefano Sassi for Valentino

International Model (presented by Donatella Versace)

Adwoah Aboach
Bella Hadid
Gigi Hadid
Kendall Jenner
Lineisy Montero
International Ready-to-Wear Designer (presented by Carine Roitfeld and Stella Tennant)

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Donatella Versace for Versace
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Riccardo Tisici for Givenchy


Seriously now,it took a brand new revamped look and concept,a whole ‘international’ approach for the Fashion Awards to have AlexanderMcQueen as British brand of the year, and Vogue UK for special recognition?AS for the..avant-garde of the evening, Vetements won international urban luxury brand, with ‘their’  Demna Gvasalia winning also on the category of  international ready-to-wear designer (artistic director of Balenciaga). But is fashion industry so short of talents there was no other way but having Gvasalia win in both categories? Likewise,Gucci won in two categories,both in best international accessories designer (A.Michele obviously!),and the brands chief executive, Marco Bizzarri, scooping best international business leader award.. Underneath the lights and optimism  of those ”Oscars Of Fashion”, there should lie some serious concern on fashion’s  socio-economic future as recent political developments have proven.

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