Hosted by Billy Porter and presented in partnership with TikTok, The Fashion Awards returns to the Royal Albert Hall following its digital-only iteration in 2020. Daniel Lee, Demna Gvasalia, Jonathan Anderson, Kim Jones and co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons were vying for the Designer of the Year Award, while Bethany Williams, Bianca Saunders, Nensi Dojaka, Priya Ahluwalia and Richard Quinn were in contention for the BFC Foundation Award for emerging talent. Alongside them, “leaders of change” were honored: brands and individuals who have transformed fashion over the past year when it comes to the British Fashion Council’s central pillars of environment, people and creativity.
One trailblazer who tragically was not in attendance was Virgil Abloh, who passed away at the age of 41 this week. The ceremony, designed as a celebration of all that has been achieved in this tumultuous pandemic era, also provided an opportunity for collective mourning as the industry reels from such an unimaginable loss.
Here, a look at the very best from the red carpet at the 2021 Fashion Awards, from Dua Lipa‘s ebony ensembles to Priyanka Chopra‘s floral Richard Quinn look.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk
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