The Fashion Awards 2022

Fashion Awards 2022: Bella Hadid, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli and Patagonia’s Yvon Chouinard win in London

06 Dec 2022 | |By Annie Lewis

The glamorous ceremony praised fashion’s newcomers and seasoned designers at the Royal Albert Hall

The British Fashion Council revealed the winners of the Fashion Awards 2022 in a star-studded London ceremony last night, with model Bella Hadid and designer Pierpaolo Piccioli taking home some of the biggest accolades. 

Celebrities, international models and designers flocked to the Royal Albert Hall for an evening of celebration which hailed emerging stars and established talent in the fashion industry. The annual ceremony, hosted this year by British-Jamaican actress Jodie Turner Smith, featured 23 awards including 15 Leaders of Change.

Valentino Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli won Designer of the Year after his Spring/Summer 2022 collection was heavily praised for its inclusivity. He was presented the award by English actress Florence Pugh, who regularly wears the Italian label. Balenciaga Creative Director Demna had been in the race to win before the brand’s controversial advertising campaign featured children holding teddy bears wearing bondage costumes. The luxury fashion house was shunned at the event, having been removed from the list of nominees. 

Jodie Turner Smith
Jodie Turner-Smith. Photo by Jeff Spicer

Steven Stokey-Daley — the Creative Director of S.S.Daley — took home the British Fashion Council Foundation Award, which aims to develop new brands through grants and mentoring. The homegrown fashion house, which put on a dazzling SS23 show at London Fashion Week in October 2022, has already been worn by a string of celebrities including Harry Styles, Emma Corrin and Eddie Redmayne. 

Other highlights include Bella Hadid winning Model of the Year, which she received via video link. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard was rightfully celebrated for his unwavering commitment to the environment with the Outstanding Achievement Award. As of September 2022, the multi-million-pound brand donates all its profits to combating climate change. 

Yvon Chouinard Patagonia
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard

Belgian designer Raf Simons, Nina Ricci Creative Director Harris Reed and former Gucci creator Alessandro Michele were also celebrated for creativity in campaigns and collaborations. Burberry won Fashion Award for Metaverse World and Gaming Experience and Wales Bonner was named Independent British Brand. 

The awards ceremony also paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II with a segment titled ‘The Fashion Salute Show’ which featured catwalk looks from London-based designers Burberry, Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane. 

See the full list of winners below:

Designer of the Year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino

BFC Foundation Award: S.S.Daley

Independent British Brand: Wales Bonner

Special Recognition Award for Cultural Curation: Jefferson Hack

Leaders of Change, Creativity: Alessandro Michele, Daniel Roseberry, Harris Reed, Ibrahim Kamara, Raf Simons

Leaders of Change, Environment: Bethany Williams, Connor Ives, Gabriela Hearst, Marine Serre, Priya Ahluwalia

Leaders of Change, People: Aurora James, Harry Lambert, Julie Pelipas, Sinéad Burke, Rafael Pavarotti

Model of the Year Award: Bella Hadid

Outstanding Achievement Award: Yvon Chouinard

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Katie Grand

Fashion Award for Metaverse World and Gaming Experience: Burberry

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