Ralph Lauren with Ricky Lauren arriving at The Fashion Awards
by Stephen Garner
Ralph Lauren with Ricky Lauren arriving at The Fashion Awards
Ralph Lauren with wife Ricky Lauren arriving at The Fashion Awards

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the winners of The Fashion Awards 2016 in partnership with Swarovski.

On Monday, December 5 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, 4,000 members of the fashion industry and the public gathered to watch this year’s awards, where an international set of winners were announced at a larger ceremony than ever before.

The room was a who’s who of the fashion industry and their muses; business leaders, creative influencers, global brands, fashion icons and designers from across the globe came together to celebrate their industry.

Notable attendees included Anna Wintour OBE, Carine Roitfeld, Dame Natalie Massenet, David Beckham OBE, Domhnall Gleeson, Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Kate Beckinsale, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Lara Stone, Marilyn Manson, Mario Testino OBE, Nadja Swarovski, Naomi Campbell, Salma Hayek Pinault, Skepta, Stella Tennant and Tom Ford.

This year’s honorees include:

British Menswear Designer: Craig Green for Craig Green

British Womenswear Designer: Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Bruce Weber (Photographer)

British Brand: Alexander McQueen

International Business Leader: Marco Bizzari (President and CEO, Gucci)

International Accessories Designer: Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Menswear designer Craig Green
Menswear designer Craig Green

International Ready-to-Wear Designer: Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

International Urban Luxury Brand: Vetements

British Emerging Talent: Molly Goddard

Outstanding Achievement in Fashion: Ralph Lauren

New Fashion Icons: Jaden & Willow Smith

International Model: Gigi Hadid

The Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Franca Sozzani (Editor in Chief, Vogue Italia & L’Uomo Vogue)

Special Recognition: Celebrating 100 years of British Vogue

Thirty-two creative influencers were also recognized during the ceremony for the important work they do behind-the-scenes of the fashion industry, including photographers, stylists, make-up artists, set designers and agents.

The Fashion Awards 2016 was the inaugural annual fundraiser gala for the British Fashion Council Education Foundation charity. The Education Foundation offers scholarships to talented young people to study BAs and MAs and offers funding for apprenticeships to develop much needed industry skills. The British Fashion Council aims to raise £10 million over the next ten years for the charity.