The British Vogue Awards 2020 will determine 20 individuals and types which can be making a constructive distinction within the trade
"Who is leading fashion change?" asked the British Fashion Council ahead of the 2020 Fashion Awards, which premiered on Thursday 3rd December in a short film on the BFC's Youtube channel. There, 20 individuals and brands were recognized for their positive changes in the fashion industry in a very unpredictable year.
Instead of the usual focus on the best designer, the BFC started with four new categories of award winners: Environment, People, Community and Creativity. "From those who valiantly mastered this challenging year of proactive responses to the global pandemic, who demonstrated leadership and creative resilience last year, to those who fought against prejudice in the fashion industry and fought for change," the BFC said in a press release. The winners lie ahead of us. . .
Emergency design network
Bethany Williams, Holly Fulton and Cozette McCreery, founded by Phoebe English, "harnessed the power of the London fashion community. Electroplating industry experts to create 50,000 surgical gowns and 10,000 scrubs for UK healthcare workers."
"During the Covid-19 lockdown, Michael paid tribute to the frontline workers instead of putting on a show for London Fashion Week. He has captured eight public service women in films and portraits, reflecting on their jobs, and creating joy and hope . "
"Chanel uses its influence to bring about positive change. Through the work of the Chanel Foundation, it is committed to improving the economic and social conditions of women worldwide. It has developed a fund for racial justice to support grass-roots organizations led by people of color will."
"Dedicated to the preservation of African handicrafts and heritage through a community of weavers, artisans and design groups who put Nigerian cultural heritage on a global stage."
"Actively speaking out against injustice to make fashion inclusive and friendly. A Sai Ta uses his voice to put an end to discrimination against marginalized communities and to bring profits to organizations that support the end of systemic discrimination and racism."
"As the editor of British VogueHe is an agent of change and holds up a mirror to the industry. "
Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles from Black In Fashion Council
"In June 2020, Lindsay, editor of Teen Vogueand Sandrine, PR manager, created the Black In Fashion Council, whose goal is to create a new foundation for diversity, inclusion and accountability to the fashion industry. "
"Part of a new generation of menswear designers. His A-Cold-Wall * brand has made a huge impact on the communities he works with. His Black Lives Matter grant system promises money to organizations and people on the front lines. He gave companies black owners in various areas thousands of dollars. "
"This year, Aurora James led a landmark campaign calling on retailers to dedicate 15 percent of their shelf space to black-owned brands. This makes her a pioneer along with her community of communities and artisans through her Brother Vellies brand."
"A progressive leader and change agent who is raising awareness of the challenges facing the black community, especially this year following the Black Lives Matter movement."
"A trailblazer who raised the bar for the entire industry as sustainability shapes the DNA of their brand."
"She is dedicated to reducing waste in the fashion supply chain and inventing new techniques and processes through its production. She assisted the NHS in developing the holster and reusable and washable clothes."
"A pioneer in the upcycling of excess fabrics and the proof that things can be done differently without sacrificing creativity."
The fashion pact
"Uniting the world of top fashion CEOs in collective action against biodiversity."
"Is committed to luxury with integrity, taking into account where the materials come from and who makes them. Your Spring / Summer 2020 show was the first ever climate-neutral catwalk presentation."
"This year Jonathan redefined the possibilities of a show in the Covid era through his inspired show concepts. A cultural agitator and master curator for fashion who constantly pushes boundaries, upholds the values of the craft and reaches a new audience."
Grace Wales Bonner
"Her designs are unique in their approach and are reminiscent of the rich history of African culture. They question the gender norms of masculinity and identity of black men and gain critical recognition and the coveted status as collectors."
Prada, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons
"Demonstrated the power of creativity and the importance of conversation and coming together to redefine fashion for the future."
Riccardi Tisci and Burberry
"Riccardo's creative thinking and ideas, coupled with Burberry's core values of inclusivity and sustainability, have made the brand one of the world's leading powerhouses and leaders of change."
"Creativity continues to set limits. He is a global fashion leader whose work always has the greatest impact through his innovation and design."