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.

Here’s who wore what at the event: