Just two year’s ago, Jonathan Anderson made Fashion Awards' history by becoming the first designer to win both the Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year at the same ceremony. And on Monday night at the Royal Albert Hall, the creative director picked up another two awards, winning British Designer of the Year - Womenswear for J.W. Anderson, as well as Accessories Designer of the Year for his work at Spanish luxury label Loewe.
It was back in 1984 when the British Fashion Council first introduced a Designer of the Year Award, which it presented to Katharine Hamnett. By 1989 the number of awards had grown to seven, as part of what would become the annual British Fashion Awards, and today, the recently rebranded Fashion Awards bring together the global fashion community to celebrate the best of British and international talent in the industry, recognizing achievement across 14 categories.
Joining Jonathan Anderson among the list of this year’s winners are Craig Green, who was awarded British Designer of the Year - Menswear, Michael Halpern and Charles Jeffrey for British Emerging Talent, Womenswear and Menswear respectively, and Raf Simons who picked up the Designer of the Year Award. Outgoing Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey was also honored, receiving the Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion Award from Vogue’s Anna Wintour.
The 2017 Fashion Awards were not only significant in terms of its winners, but they marked the last with Dame Natalie Massenet at the helm of the British Fashion Council. Serving as Chairman for the past five years, Natalie was the force behind the rebranding of the Fashion Awards, which is now a globally recognized event.
For a full list of the 2017 Fashion Award winners click here