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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 April 2019

Winners at the Fashion Awards 2018 in London

Clare Waight Keller, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Kaia Gerber won top honours

Kaia Gerber arrives at The Fashion Awards in London with her family. EPA
Kaia Gerber arrives at The Fashion Awards in London with her family. EPA

Undoubtedly, it’s been a good year for Givenchy’s designer Clare Waight Keller.

Firstly, she became the world's most famous wedding-dress designer, when she created the gown worn by Meghan Markle for her wedding to Prince Harry. Then, last night she was named British Designer of the Year – Womenswear at the Fashion Awards in London, and her prize was presented to her by a pregnant Duchess of Sussex, who made a surprise appearance. In addition to the award-giving, Meghan also caused a minor scandal when she broke Royal protocol and wore dark nail varnish.

Designer of the Year went to Valentino’s creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli. Read our exclusive interview with him in this month’s Luxury magazine, out on December 13.

Designer of the Year award went to Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli, posing here with model 
Pierpaolo Piccioli. Getty

Other winners included Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia, who collected the award for Accessories Designer of the Year, beating Gucci, Prada, Loewe and Dior, while the title of British Designer of the Year – Menswear went to the relatively unknown Craig Green, who beat Jonathan Anderson (JW Anderson), Riccardo Tisci (Burberry) and even Kim Jones (Dior Men).

The prize for Best Emerging Talent – Menswear went to A-Cold-Wall’s Samuel Ross, who wowed at last season’s London Collections: Men during London men's fashion week, while the title of Best Emerging Talent – Womenswear went to Richard Quinn, who famously had none other than Queen Elizabeth sit front row at one of his shows.

Brand of the Year went to Gucci.

Alessandro Michele arrives at the British Fashion Awards 2018 in London. AFP
Gucci's Alessandro Michele at the Fashion Awards. AFP

Meanwhile, Kaia Gerber picked up the gong for Model of the Year, while Off-White won the Urban Luxe award.

To mark her contributions towards sustainable fashion, Vivienne Westwood was awarded the Swarovski Award for Positive, while the founder of Parley for the Oceans, Cyrill Gutsch, collected the Special Recognition Award for Innovation for his pioneering work removing plastic from the sea. The award created in memory of Isabella Blow, the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, went to the fashion photography duo of Mert and Marcus.

Vivienne Westwood withher  husband Andreas Kronthaler. EPA
Vivienne Westwood and her husband Andreas Kronthaler at the Fashion Awards. EPA

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All the winners and nominations

Category: Accessories Designer of the Year

Winner: Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior

Miuccia Prada for Prada

Brand of the Year

Winner: Gucci

Balenciaga

Burberry

Off-White

Prada

Trailblazer

Kim Jones

British Designer of the Year Menswear

Winner: Craig Green for Craig Green

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Kim Jones for Dior Homme

Martine Rose for Martine Rose

Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

British Designer of the Year Womenswear

Winner: Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Roksanda Ilinčić for Roksanda

Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

Victoria Beckham for Victoria Beckham

British Emerging Talent Menswear

Winner: Samuel Ross for A-Cold-Wall

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler

Eden Loweth & Tom Barratt for Art School

Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov

Phoebe English for Phoebe English

British Emerging Talent Womenswear

Winner: Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn

Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan

Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E.

Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

Sofia Prantera for Aries

Business Leader

Winner: Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Jonathan Akeroyd for Versace

José Neves for Farfetch

Marco Gobbetti for Burberry

Michael Burke for Louis Vuitton

Designer of the Year

Winner: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

Kim Jones for Dior Homme

Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Model of the Year

Winner: Kaia Gerber

Adut Akech

Adwoa Aboah

Bella Hadid

Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxe

Winner: Off-White

Alyx

Marine Serre

Palace

Supreme

Outstanding Achievement Award

Miuccia Prada

Swarovski Award for Positive Change

Vivienne Westwood

Special Recognition Award for Innovation

Cyrill Gutsch for Parley for the Oceans

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator

Mert & Marcus

Updated: December 11, 2018 01:00 PM

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