The British Fashion Council hosted The Fashion Awards 2019 on
02 December 2019 at iconic London venue The Royal Albert Hall. Big names in the
entertainment world stepped on the red carpet looking very spiffy.
The Fashion Awards recognises creativity and innovation in
fashion, celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity
have broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months, and the
brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.
Our favourite model Adut Akech was crowned Model of The Year
2019. The South Sudanese-Australian beauty covered seven Vogue covers this year
and five September issues. She’s also on a mission to finish school and to
support the beautiful women of her homeland, who don’t have the resources to
make it in the fashion industry.
“I don’t want to be known as ‘Adut, the model’, I want to be
known as someone who made a positive impact. It’s an honour to be used as an
example of what diversity looks like,” she says.
Among the Special Recognition Awards, Naomi Campbell was
officially recognised as a fashion icon, Sarah Burton was heralded as an
industry trailblazer, Giorgio Armani was honoured for his outstanding
achievements, and Christopher Kane was dubbed the designer’s designer during a
night that shone a spotlight on excellence and innovation, but also the energy
taking fashion forward into a new decade.
Change was a theme also reflected in the winner of the Urban
Luxe category: Fenty, Rihanna’s namesake label, which threw the rule book out
the window when it launched in May.
The Diamond Walk at Sandton City in Johannesburg was a red fashion
affair which showcased the who’s who of the
fashion, media and beauty industry’s glamourous chic attires for the 23rd
annual South African Style Awards.
The SA Style Awards are an initiative that
celebrates individuals who are doing exceptionally well in their respective careers.
The celebrities dressed for the theme “touch
of red” and pulled out all the stops and slayed the red carpet.
Winners on the night included TV/radio presenter Pearl Modiadie,
who took home the award for Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film or TV, and
former Miss SA and businesswoman Basetsana Kumalo who claimed the title of Most
Stylish SA Icon.
The first of
its kind polo concept for Africa took take place at the prestigious Steyn City
Parkland Residence in Johannesburg on 16 November 2019.
The Standard Bank Joburg Polo in the Park is ‘Joburg`s
most exciting polo event to date’, combining a sensational line-up of polo, in
a brand-new polo format with international level hospitality, riveting
entertainment and a programme of luxury lifestyle expenses that showcases the
city of gold like never before.
The event was a fashion parade where Joburg A-Listers showed off their extravagant custom-made dresses. Here are some of the looks.
stars were out in force in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday the 10th
of November 2019 and walked the red carpet like the stars they are at the 2019
E! People’s Choice Awards. Stunning, floor-length black dresses had a major
moment this year, as well as metallic detailing and dramatic trains.
Among the other winners were Kevin Hart, making his first public appearance since he was
involved in a serious car accident in September; Zendaya; Cole Sprouse; Jimmy
Fallon; Blake Shelton; and Avengers: Endgame star Robert
Downey Jr., who dedicated his award to the late Stan Lee.
ceremony, Jennifer Aniston received the Icon Award during the ceremony. The
actress also was nominated for female movie star of 2019 for her work in
Netflix’s hit Murder Mystery, which was named comedy movie of 2019.
Gwen Stefani was honoured during the awards show with the Fashion Icon
Prize, while Pink received the Champion Award, which recognizes her support of
and work with No Kid Hungry, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Planned Parenthood,
REVERB, Autism Speaks and Human Rights Campaign, as well as her role
as a UNICEF ambassador.
Actress, television personality and fashion designer, Enhle
Mbali Maphumulo showcased for the first time at the South African Fashion Week
on the 23rd of October 2019. She revealed her new clothing label –
Essie Apparel and shared a piece of her on the runway.
Weeks prior to the show, she joyfully took to Instagram to announce the news of her SAFW debut.
“I’m so excited to announce I’ll be showing for the first time on fashion week on the 23/10/19 for autumn winter 2020. Essie apparel. SO EXCITED TO SHARE A PIECE OF ME WITH YOU❤️❤️❤️ #simplylive#simplylove#simplyenhle🎓🌺🍭#empressenhle THE TEAM IS SUPER AMPED TO SHARE!!!”
After delivering a magnificent show she expressed her pride and
conveyed gratitude to her team who helped to pull off the stunning designs.
“This was such a journey…. from making costumes for KB as a fresh-eyed 17- year old, I’m am proud to say I am a designer and proud owner of @essie_apparel . You are valid Your dreams are valid. When waves hit stay still as a rock and stagger through. Tastes sweeter when u get there. My team rocks!! #simplylive#simplylove#simplyenhle#empressenhle . DRESSED BY @essie_apparel.”