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British Fashion Awards 2019 winners: Bottega Veneta, Rihanna and Adut Akech take home top honours

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 3/12/2019 Naomi May
Rihanna wearing a white shirt © Provided by Evening Standard

This year’s British Fashion Awards, which are in their 33rd year of running, have come to a close and with them, a whole host of newly-honoured fashion talent.

The Awards, which act as a fundraiser for the British Fashion Council’s talent initiatives, are moderated by 2,500 key members of the fashion industry who nominate, and then elect, the winners.

Hosted by the Golden-Globe winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross, this year’s awards heralded a new era for the fashion industry, as a host of young and burgeoning talent were awarded honours.

Among them, the inimitable Daniel Lee, who was awarded all four of the awards he was nominated for, including the coveted gong of Brand of the Year for Bottega Veneta.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley et al. posing for a picture: Bottega Veneta's Daniel Lee with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who was wearing one of his designs (Getty Images) © Provided by Evening Standard Bottega Veneta's Daniel Lee with model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who was wearing one of his designs (Getty Images)

Lee has heralded a new era for the Italian fashion house, which was founded in 1966.

Prior to Bottega, Lee was director of ready-to-wear at Céline, where he was nurtured by then-Creative Director, Phoebe Philo. As Philo's protégé, Lee's designs mirror the understated chic, minimalist palette and flowing silhouettes for which she was known.

Meanwhile, the Urban Luxe gong was awarded to Rihanna's ready-to-wear brand Fenty, marking the first time the LVMH-owned brand has won a Fashion Award.

Singer Rihanna poses as she arrives at the Fashion Awards 2019 in London, Britain December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner © Thomson Reuters Singer Rihanna poses as she arrives at the Fashion Awards 2019 in London, Britain December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

One of the most thrilling features of The Fashion Awards is the NEW WAVE: Creatives list, which recognises 100 of the industry’s movers and shakers, from hairstylists and makeup artists to set designers, creative directors and digital influencers. Trailblazers include photographer Campbell Addy, commentator Diet Prada, and filmmaker Fenn O’Meally.

Below is the full list of tonight’s winners:

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Kim Jones for Dior Men

Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus

Brand of the Year

Bottega Veneta

Gucci

Dusseldorf, Germany - August 20,2011: Gucci signage at store entrance. The House of Gucci, better known simply as Gucci, is an Italian fashion and leather goods label, part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by French company PPR. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921. © eyewave Dusseldorf, Germany - August 20,2011: Gucci signage at store entrance. The House of Gucci, better known simply as Gucci, is an Italian fashion and leather goods label, part of the Gucci Group, which is owned by French company PPR. Gucci was founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1921.

Jacquemus

Loewe

Prada

British Designer of the Year Menswear

Craig Green for Craig Green

Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner

Kim Jones for Dior Men

Martine Rose for Martine Rose

Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

British Designer of the Year Womenswear

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

John Galliano for Maison Margiela

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe

Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn

Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

British Emerging Talent Menswear

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler

Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Bethany Williams in the winners room during The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/BFC/Getty Images) © 2019 Tim Whitby/BFC LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Bethany Williams in the winners room during The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/BFC/Getty Images)

Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov

Phoebe English for Phoebe English

Sofia Prantera for Aries

British Emerging Talent Womenswear

Laura and Deanna Fanning for Kiko Kostadinov

Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan

Phoebe English for Phoebe English

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Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

Rosh Mahtani for Alighieri

Business Leader

Alexandre Arnault for Rimowa

José Neves for Farfetch

Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Marco Gobbetti for Burberry

Dusseldorf, Germany - August 20,2011: Burberry logo above store entrance on KAnigsallee. Burberry Group plc is a British luxury fashion house, manufacturing clothing, fragrance, and fashion accessories. © eyewave Dusseldorf, Germany - August 20,2011: Burberry logo above store entrance on KAnigsallee. Burberry Group plc is a British luxury fashion house, manufacturing clothing, fragrance, and fashion accessories.

Remo Ruffini for Moncler

Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe

Kim Jones for Dior Men

Miuccia Prada for Prada

Model of the Year

Adesuwa Aighewi

Adut Akech

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Adut Akech arrives at The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images) © 2019 Jeff Spicer/BFC LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02: Adut Akech arrives at The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images)

Adwoa Aboah

Kaia Gerber

Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxe

Alyx

Fenty

Marine Serre

Martine Rose

Moncler Genius

Designers’ Designer Award

Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Margaret Howell for Margaret Howell

Roksanda Ilinčić for Roksanda

Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

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