The British Fashion Council today announces that The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski, will be hosted by British comedian, author and actor Jack Whitehall and American supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss.
The award ceremony, taking place on the 4th of December at the Royal Albert Hall, is attended by influential industry leaders, designers, retailers, models and celebrities from across the globe to celebrate extraordinary creative fashion talent and raise money for the BFC Education Foundation. The Awards shortlist and finalists have been selected by an exclusive panel of over 2,000 names from the world’s leading industry insiders from all corners of the fashion industry including journalists, buyers and influencers.
The 2017 winners announced on the evening include Accessories Designer of the Year, British Designer of the Year Menswear, British Designer of the Year Womenswear, British Emerging Talent Menswear, British Emerging Talent Womenswear, Business Leader, Designer of the Year, Model of the Year and Urban Luxe. Significant special recognition awards have been announced before the Awards gala and will be celebrated on the night.
Over the past few years, Jack Whitehall has established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting talents. He has starred in award winning series including C4’s Fresh Meat, BBC’s Decline and Fall and Netflix Travels with my Father. As well as hosting The Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski for the past four years, Jack has also hosted The BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles in both 2016 and 2017.
Karlie Kloss is one of the world’s most successful supermodels. Since her career debuted one decade ago, she has walked in countless runway shows across the major fashion cities and fronted campaigns for some of the world’s most prestigious fashion brands, including Cole Haan, Calvin Klein, Caroline Herrera and Swarovski. Her achievements reach beyond fashion: Karlie is an NYU student and the founder of “Kode with Klossy”, a coding initiative aimed at engaging and empowering women and girls to learn code and expand access to computer science education.
The Fashion Awards celebrate exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months and brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today. The event hosted in fashion’s creative capital, London, raises money to nurture future generations of fashion talent. The BFC Education Foundation is the charitable partner to The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski.