The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski will take place on Monday 10th December 2018, returning to iconic London venue The Royal Albert Hall. The annual celebration of creativity and innovation will shine a spotlight on exceptional individuals and influential businesses that have made significant contributions to the global fashion industry.
London is globally recognised for its creative talent and businesses and The Fashion Awards pays homage to the incredible success of our home-grown talent, while celebrating international brands who play a vital role in our industry’s culture and reputation. The diversity of the audience, from designers and brands to business leaders, creatives, investors, retailers, students and members of the public; reflects the culture of the fashion industry and the awards recognise not only designers, but the wide constellation of talented people who bring fashion to life.
The Fashion Awards is a fundraiser for the British Fashion Council, a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. The BFC’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives and education, business and mentoring schemes that support a pyramid of creatives from school level students, to emerging designers and future fashion start-ups, through to established designer businesses.
In 2017, The British Fashion Council raised over £2.2million for its charities and business support initiatives and in the twelve months to March 2018 has allocated £1.1million to further support these efforts. As part of its Education pillar, the BFC’s education initiatives are designed to secure the legacy of support for talented students at every stage, safeguarding the opportunity to further education regardless of financial situation.
Nominees and winners for The Fashion Awards 2018 will be voted for by an international judging panel of over 2,000 key industry figures from all corners of the global fashion industry. A number of special recognition awards are also presented on the night and announced in advance, in recognition of the weight of the achievements they represent.