Standing out amongst the exceptional group of individuals and influential businesses was Kim Jones, who received the event’s inaugural Trailblazer Award. The honor comes immediately after Jones showed off his rejuvenation of Dior menswear with a highly lauded Pre-Fall 2019 showing in Tokyo, and also acknowledges his progressive outlook on fashion throughout his career.
Truly a celebration of who and what made moves in 2018, Virgil Abloh received the Urban Luxe Award for everything he has done with Off-White™, while Samuel Ross was rightfully recognized as the British Emerging Talent Menswear winner. Another big award went to Gucci, as the Italian house took home Brand of the Year.
Check out the full list of winners from this year’s Fashion Awards below and head over to the British Fashion Council to learn more about the winners.
In case you missed it, we recently sat down with Kim Jones to talk about Dior’s strong connection with Japan.
2018 Fashion Awards Winners
Urban Luxe Award – Virgil Abloh for Off-White™
Accessories Designer of the Year – Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Swarovski Award for Positive Change – Dame Vivienne Westwood
Business Leader Award – Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Special Recognition Award for Innovation – Parley for the Oceans
British Emerging Talent Menswear – Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*
British Emerging Talent Womenswear – Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn
British Designer of the Year Menswear – Craig Green for CRAIG GREEN
British Designer of the Year Womenswear – Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
Isabella Blow Award – Mert & Marcus
Brand of the Year – Gucci
Model of the Year – Kaia Gerber
Outstanding Achievement Award – Miuccia Prada
Designer of the Year – Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
2018 Trailblazer Award – Kim Jones