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Fashion Awards 2018 Winners: Clare Waight Keller, Gucci, Off-White & More

See the full list of winners who took home awards at the star-studded London fashion event on Monday, 10 December.
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HRH Meghan Markle presenting Givenchy Artistic Director, Clare Waight Keller, with the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award

Last night, the who's who of the fashion world gathered at the Royal Albert Hall in London for the British Fashion Council's Fashion Awards 2018 (essentially the CFDA, but British). Models, celebrities, designers and even HRH Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, showed up to celebrate the talents of the fashion industry, and boy, did they have a lot to celebrate.

There were the people whom we already knew would be honoured at the glitzy event, like Miuccia Prada, who received the Outstanding Achievement Award, or Burberry collaborator Vivienne Westwood, now the proud owner of the Swarovski Award for Positive Change.

Then there were the winners of the competing categories, such as the Brand of the Year, which went to Gucci. (It's fairly easy to see how the brand behind everyone's favourite bag of 2018 nabbed the award.) Valentino's Pierpaolo Piccioli was the biggest winner of the night; the Italian designer was crowned with the prestigious title of Designer of the Year.

But perhaps the moment that stood out the most for the evening's guests was when Givenchy Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller took to the stage to receive the award for Womenswear Designer of the Year — from a pregnant, Givenchy-clad Princess Meghan Markle, no less. 

From Kaia Gerber to Kim Jones, scroll down to see all the other talents who bagged awards last night:

Designer of the Year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino

 

Brand of the Year: Gucci

 

British Designer of the Year (Womenswear): Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

 

British Designer of the Year (Menswear): Craig Green for Craig Green

 

Accessories Designer of the Year: Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

 

Urban Luxe: Virgil Abloh for Off-White

 

British Emerging Talent (Womenswear): Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn

 

British Emerging Talent (Menswear): Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*

 

Business Leader: Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

 

Model of the Year: Kaia Gerber

 

2018 Trailblazer Award: Kim Jones

 

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Mert & Marcus

 

Outstanding Achievement: Miuccia Prada

 

Special Recognition Award for Innovation: Parley for the Oceans

 

Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Vivienne Westwood

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