Emotions At The British Fashion Awards 2017 In London

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Emotions At The British Fashion Awards 2017 In London

The annual Fashion Awards in London, a glamorous event positioned as Britain’s Met Gala, where the good and the greatest of the international fashion industry get together for the special night. Fashion has often been known  as materialist and superficial, but this year event prove this theory wrong, since world conscious and politics was the most popular topic of the night.

As the style members made their way up to the great red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall, glistening with spread crystals and sipped Champagne, they seemed determined to strike not a pose but a stand.

Maria Grazia Chiuri, artistic director of Dior women’s wear after receive the Swarovski Award for Positive Change said “This moment we are living in isn’t actually about sex, it is more about power. Fashion has a duty to speak out for and support and empower women, to help them express themselves.”

Later, the designer Michael Halpern was on stage to collect the best British Emerging Talent in women’s wear award. “I know all of us in fashion will work together to push out the bad energy; there is no place for that here anymore,” Ms. Aboah said.

As well a 14-model tribute to Azzedine Alaïa, the legendary designer who died last month in Paris at age of 82, Naomi Campbell said, “I would never have become the woman I am today without him,” Yasmin Le Bon added, “If we wore Azzedine, we could do anything.” And so it went, with an emphasis on female empowerment.

Donatella Versace, in a spectacular and glamours diamante-encrusted bustier gown with giant panniers, was named Fashion Icon, 20 years after she assumed control of her brother Gianni’s fashion empire following his murder.

Jonathan Anderson was the only to go home with two awards; Accessories Designer of the Year for his work at the Spanish house Loewe and British Designer of the Year in women’s wear for his own line.Charles Jeffrey, in full makeup, wept as he accepted the British Emerging Talent in men’s wear award from John Galliano, the man Mr. Jeffrey called his “idol.” Raf Simons won the Designer of the Year award for his work at Calvin Klein.

 The night continue with a lot of emotions and even Anna Wintour’s voice wavered as she presented the Outstanding Contribution to British Fashion Award to Christopher Bailey, the departing creative director of Burberry, speaking of “a quiet bravery” that Mr. Bailey had called upon to construct his empire.

Then there was one final goodbye: to Natalie Massenet, the longtime chairwoman of the British Fashion Council, who is leaving the position at the end of the year.