2021 Winners

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.

THE 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.

THE 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.

THE 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. 

THE 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.

THE WINNER

ALESSANDRO MICHELE

Independant British Designer Award

THE WINNER

SIMONE ROCHA FOR SIMONE ROCHA

Special Recognition Award

THE 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.

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.

HONOUREES

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Alessandro Michele
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Demna Gvasalia
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Jonathan Anderson
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Kim Jones OBE
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Virgil Abloh

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.

HONOUREES

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Ahluwalia
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Bethany Williams
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Gabriela Hearst
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Phoebe English
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Stella McCartney OBE

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.

HONOUREES

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Edward Enninful OBE
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Harris Reed
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Kenya Hunt
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Samuel Ross
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Telfar Clemens