After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Fashion Awards is back – and guests certainly didn’t disappoint when it came to their outfit choices.
Typically, the annual soiree is a celebration of the best and brightest names in the industry, rewarding models, designers, and tastemakers for their various successes over the past 12 months.
This year, however, a slightly more sombre atmosphere clouded the ceremony. It took place just one day after it was revealed that one of fashion’s trailblazers, Virgil Abloh, had passed away after a two-year battle with cancer.
The Off-White and Louis Vuitton designer was honoured at the start of the night with a tribute that gave everyone in the room an opportunity to commemorate him and his seismic contributions to the industry.
As for who took home awards on the night, winners included Simone Rocha for best Independent British Brand, and Nensi Dojaka was given the British Fashion Council (BFC) Foundation Award in recognition of her dynamic designs have been worn by everyone from Dua Lipa to Bella Hadid.
Elsewhere, Kim Jones was named “Designer of the Year” for his work at Dior men’s and Fendi, while former GQ editor Dylan Jones was given the “Special Recognition” award for his contribution to the industry as a whole.
As for designers, there was plenty of Richard Quinn – cue many innovative floral designs – while other British design titans (Erdem, Emilia Wickstead and Roksanda) also made appearances.
Here were the best-dressed stars at this year’s Fashion Awards.
See the full list of winners at the Fashion Awards 2021 here.