2021 Awards

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Recognises a British or international designer whose innovative collections have made a notable impact on the industry, defining the shape of global fashion.

WINNER

KIM JONES FOR DIOR MEN AND FENDI

BFC FOUNDATION AWARD

Recognises an emerging designer talent, who over the last 12 months has had a major creative impact on global fashion, from those receiving financial and mentoring support from the BFC Foundation in this year. This includes the NEWGEN in partnership with TikTok recipients, the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner and shortlist, the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund winner and shortlist and the BFC Fashion Trust recipients.

WINNER

NENSI DOJAKA

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mr. Tommy Hilfiger was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the global fashion industry, and his continued commitment to creating an inclusive brand that champions people from all backgrounds and experiences.

WINNER

TOMMY HILFIGER

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator

Kamara was honoured for his incredible contribution to culture, art, and fashion and his commitment to challenging stereotypes and the status quo. 

WINNER

IB KAMARA

Trailblazer Award

Michele was honoured for his visionary work to date in positioning Gucci at the intersection of culture, art, music and film.

WINNER

ALESSANDRO MICHELE

Independant British Designer Award

WINNER

SIMONE ROCHA FOR SIMONE ROCHA

Special Recognition Award

WINNER

DYLAN JONES

LEADERS OF CHANGE

The 2021 accolades include fifteen Leaders of Change; the designers, brands, creatives, and individuals who created positive change within the fashion industry this past year under three categories: Environment, People and Creativity. These will be announced on Monday 29th November 2021.

ENVIRONMENT

The category celebrates those who have made a significant contribution towards reducing the environmental impact of our industry to create positive change. They are the leaders and are setting the bar by exploring new business models, design principles, production processes, consumption and disposal.

PEOPLE

The category recognises those who have led change by encouraging equal, diverse, empowered workforces from head office to supply chain and shop floor. It focuses on the impact fashion has on communities.

CREATIVITY

The category recognises designers and brands who made a global impact in the past years through their creativity in design, campaigns, collaborations and firm business foundation as well as defined the shape of global fashion.