The British Fashion Council (BFC) has revealed the winners of The Fashion Awards 2023 (TFA) presented by Pandora.
Organised by the BFC, the event is the primary fundraiser for the BFC Foundation Charity and celebrates the role of fashion at the intersection of culture and entertainment, spotlighting creative talent and telling the stories of the year in fashion through the lens of purpose, excellence, and creativity.
The evening, hosted by British broadcaster Maya Jama and musical artist Kojey Radical, celebrated 16 awards. TFA nominees and winners are voted for by an international judging panel made up of over 1000 industry experts.
For the first time, the public had the opportunity to vote for the Model of the Year Award. The Red Carpet LIVE served by smartwater was hosted by American image architect Law Roach and fashion commentator Julia Hobbs.
The awards ceremony kicked off in style, with global superstar Usher welcoming the audience of leading designers, artists, creatives, and tastemakers for a night celebrating the global fashion community, asking "How does fashion make you feel?".
The evening started with METTE's Pandora performance, followed with a performance from Cultural Innovator Award winner Sam Smith and ended with a DJ set by Skepta at the afterparty. Valentino Garavani was honoured for his Outstanding contribution to fashion.
This was celebrated with a fashion show of 24 of the most iconic red dresses to a backdrop of: "An evening at the opera with Valentino", the ballet which was filmed last month in his hometown, at the city of Voghera, which dedicated its theater to him. Music by Micka Luna.
Ballet conceived and directed by Eleonora Abbagnato in collaboration with DanieleCipriani. Gwyneth Paltrow presented the award to his long-time friend Mr Giammetti.
The British fashion industry paid tribute to Dame Vivienne Westwood and her fearless approach to design and activism and recognised Joe Casely-Hayford with a posthumous Special Recognition Award for his incredible contributions to fashion and culture. TFA celebrated this year's NEW WAVE: Creatives cohort.
The accolade represents 50 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world spanning continents and creative disciplines. Explore the full list of NEW WAVE: Creatives here.
Each winner received a unique trophy designed by stylist, art director and 2022 NEW WAVE: Creative Julie Liu in collaboration with British glass production company World of Glass.