The British Fashion Awards 2021

This year, the British Fashion Awards took place on November 29th, awarding the achievements in fashion and celebrating the industry on a whole. It was hosted at the Royal Albert Hall by Billy Porter, known for his bold outfits throughout the years. The award categories were environment, people and creativity. The winners and nominees were all decided by a large panel of over 800 key members of the fashion industry.

If you’re interested in who won what, you can read through the list of all the winners below:

Designer of the Year: Kim Jones for Dior Men and Fendi

BFC Foundation Award: Nensi Dojaka

Independent British Brand: Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

Special Recognition Award for Culture Commentary: Dylan Jones

Creativity: Recognises designers and brands who made a global impact in the past years through their creativity in design, campaigns, collaborations and firm business foundation as well as defined the shape of global fashion.

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson and Loewe

Kim Jones OBE for Dior Men & Fendi

Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton Men and Off-White

Environment: Celebrates those who have made a significant contribution towards reducing the environmental impact of our industry to create positive change. They are the leaders and are setting the bar by exploring new business models, design principles, production processes, consumption, and disposal.

Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams

Gabriela Hearst for Chloé and Gabriela Hearst

Phoebe English for Phoebe English

Priya Ahluwalia for Ahluwalia

Stella McCartney OBE for Stella McCartney

People: Recognises those who have led change by encouraging equal, diverse, empowered workforces from head office to supply chain and shop floor. It focuses on the impact fashion has on communities.

Edward Enninful OBE

Harris Reed

Kenya Hunt

Samuel Ross

Telfar Clemens

Outstanding Achievement Award: Tommy Hilfiger

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: IB Kamara

Trailblazer Award: Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Fashion Award for Metaverse Design: cSapphire

Chanel was recognised for its pioneering commitment to arts and culture.

The main focus for the event this year was celebrating future goals and the current industry changing creatives. Also highlighted was fashion's global impact and its role in intersectional culture. The British fashion council were in charge of running the event and aim to inspire young creatives and make the industry more accessible to them.

Written by Abby Ashenhurst

Digital content executive @ Elemntz