Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli wins designer of the year at Fashion Awards in company of numerous celebrities at the Fashion Awards 2022 at Royal Albert Hall
Above and below: CREATIVE DIRECTOR Pierpaolo Piccioli with Florence Pugh, who wore Valentino look especially designed for her by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli.
The British Fashion Council (BFC) reveals the winners of The Fashion Awards 2022 presented by
Diet Coke. The event raises the profile of and funds for the BFC Foundation charity which awards scholarships, grants and mentoring to future proof the pipeline of talent to the fashion industry. The event celebrates the role of fashion in self-expression, escapism and optimism. It also recognises the exceptional individuals, brands and businesses whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months - transforming the possibilities of fashion today.
The evening, hosted by British and Jamaican actress Jodie Turner-Smith, celebrated twenty-three awards including fifteen Leaders of Change.
The Fashion Awards nominees and winners are voted for by an international judging panel made up of over 1000 industry experts.
Above: Kristen McMenamy, Valentino look especially designed for her by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli
Naomi Campbell, Valentino look especially designed for her by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli
LOOK: Valentino dress from the Surfaces Spring 2023 collection and Valentino Garavani VSLING bag
CELEBRITY: Sarah Lysander
LOOK: Valentino look from the Surfaces Spring 2023 collection and Valentino Garavani Locò Bag
CELEBRITY: Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Valentino look from the Unboxing Spring/Summer 2023 collection and Valentino Garavani Locò bag
The evening included a number of special celebrations that showcased fashion at the intersection of culture. The Red Carpet LIVESTREAM served by Diet Coke opened with a live performance by singer Olivia Dean who performed her hit single DANGER!, accompanied by Diet Coke’s very own Fashion Awards Glambot. The Red Carpet was hosted by Presenter Miquita Oliver, Author and Columnist Raven Smith and Editor Julia Hobbs, highlighting key arrivals and special moments. The pre-show ceremony involved a Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Freak Show, an electric combination of revue, pop concert and fashion show in a spirit of exuberance and magic. The awards ceremony opened with an iconic Year in Review film hosted by Christine Quinn, Tom Daley and Munya Chawawa, highlighting moments
in fashion that have defined this year. Discover the film here.
2023 marks 30 years since the launch of NEWGEN which was set up to enable a group of designers, including the late Lee Alexander McQueen, to showcase their collections at London Fashion Week. NEWGEN was recognised at The Fashion Awards with a special introduction by Dr. Samuel Ross, Artist and Creative Director of A COLD WALL. An exclusive film featuring Princess Julia celebrated the creative zeitgeist of NEWGEN and its social and political relevance.
The evening included performances by Shygirl and Jessie Ware whilst DJ Jodie Harsh and DJ Fat Tony led the afterparty.
The British Fashion Industry paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II through The Fashion Salute Show. Designers included Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Charles Jeffrey (Loverboy), Christopher Kane, David Koma, Dilara Findikoglu, Dunhill, Edward Crutchley, Erdem, Halpern, Harris Reed, JW Anderson, KNWLS, Matty Bovan, Molly Goddard, Nensi Dojaka, Nicholas Daley, Ozwald Boateng, Philip Treacy, Preen, Rejina Pyo, Richard Malone, Richard Quinn, Roksanda, Roland Mouret, Simone Rocha, Stella McCartney, Stephen Jones, Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Wales Bonner, Zandra Rhodes.
The Fashion Salute Show Credits: Art Direction Robin Derrick, Creative Director Sophia Neophitou, Stylist Oliver Volquardsen, Casting Director Adam Hindle, Music Jeremy Healy and The Queen’s Royal Hussars, Production INCA & Gold Dust.
As well as recognising designers and industry leaders, The Fashion Awards celebrated five years of NEW WAVE: Creatives and the 2022 cohort through a special film created by Matte Projects. The accolade represents 50 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world spanning continents and creative disciplines. The award 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.
Pierpaolo Piccioli with Sabato De Sarno and Gabriele Cusimano.
Pierpaolo Piccioli with Benedetta Pietro Simona Stella Piccioli-The Fashion Awards 2022-December 5 2022-London-SGP
Pierpaolo Piccioli with CEO Jacopo Venturini and Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli at the British Fashion Awards 2022 in London. CREDIT: Valentino/SGPItalia
Each winner received a unique trophy designed by British- Nigerian designer Yinka Illori in collaboration with ethical and environmentally friendly jewelry company SkyDiamond, and glass design studio The Glass Foundry. The trophy, which was manufactured by hand at The Glass Foundry in the Cotswold’s, spotlights the necessity of creative collaboration and eco-innovation demonstrating how design unifies communities and has a positive impact on society, evoking a sense of joy and optimism.
The official winner’s portraits were photographed by BFC NEW WAVE: Creative and London based photographer Joyce NG.
The Fashion Awards raises funds for the BFC Foundation (Registered Charity Number: 1185152) which supports the future growth and success of the British fashion industry by focusing on Talent, Education, Grant-Giving and Business Mentoring and aims to improve equality and opportunity so that the fashion industry remains diverse and open to all, helping talented designers at all stages of their career from school level through to becoming a global fashion brand. In the financial year 2021/2022, the BFC remitted over £1.3m in funds to designers and scholars.