Last night, the Royal Albert Hall welcomed a global mix of 4,000 guests, including key players from the fashion industry as well as members of the public and fashion students to celebrate exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity has broken new ground in fashion over the past 12 months; as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.

The evening celebrated fifteen awards, ten of which were voted for by a global panel of 2,000 key industry opinion formers and five Special Recognition Awards. Each winner was given a unique Swarovski crystal trophy, designed by Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE.

This year marks the first time The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski celebrated the young global creative community with NEW WAVE: Creatives, recognizing 100 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talent from around the world. The shortlist highlights London’s position as an international epicenter and pays homage to the incredible success of both home-grown and international talent; while celebrating all those who play a vital role in the industry’s cultural and creative reputation.

The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski Winners are:

2018 Trailblazer: Kim Jones

Urban Luxe: Virgil Abloh for Off-White

Accessories Designer of the Year: Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Dame Vivienne Westwood

Business Leader: Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Special Recognition Award for Innovation: Parley for the Oceans

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

British Emerging Talent Womenswear: Richard Quinn

British Designer of the Year Menswear: Craig Green for CRAIG GREEN

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

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Mert & Marcus

Brand of the Year: Gucci

Model of the Year: Kaia Gerber

Outstanding Achievement: Miuccia Prada

Designer of the Year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino