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29 November 2021 / Royal Albert Hall, London

The Fashion Awards


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United Kingdom

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An annual celebration of excellence in the fashion industry

Hosted by the British Fashion Council, The Fashion Awards honour the best of British and international talent. With a focus on creativity and innovation, the event shines a spotlight on the people and businesses that have made major contributions to the fashion industry during the past 12 months.

Previously known as the British Fashion Awards, the name and format were changed in 2016, with London’s world-famous Royal Albert Hall selected as the venue.

The annual awards are voted on by the BFC’s judging panel, made up of over 800 key members of the global fashion industry. Among the highlights each year is the Outstanding Achievement Award. Previous winners have included Donatella Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Dame Anna Wintour OBE and Manolo Blahnik CBE.

At The Fashion Awards 2018, Miuccia Prada received the Outstanding Achievement Award and Parley For The Oceans were given the Special Recognition Award For Innovation, while The Fashion Awards 2019 saw Sarah Burton OBE, the creative director of Alexander McQueen, pick up the Trailblazer Award for her contributions in significantly shaping the industry. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Fashion Awards 2020 took on a new format that included a digital film premiere as well as a shift toward honouring Leaders of Change, aka individuals and brands that made contributions in one of four categories: Community, Creativity, Environment and People. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rosalía, Lewis Hamilton, Aja Barber and Maisie Williams presented the awards to Chanel, Kenneth Ize, Edward Enninful, Anya Hindmarch, Stella McCartney, Kim Jones and many others.

The British Fashion Council announced The Fashion Awards would return live to London’s Royal Albert Hall on Monday 29 November 2021. The event will include accolades for Designer of the Year and the BFC Foundation Award. Since the Leaders of Change categories were so successful in 2020, they will continue with a new breakdown: Environment, People, Community & Craftsmanship, Creativity and Culture.

As in the past, The Fashion Awards serve as a fundraiser for the BFC Foundation, a charity that nurtures and supports the growth of the British fashion industry through education, grants and mentoring. In 2020/21, more than £1.7 million was raised, allowing the BFC Foundation to support 33 designers and numerous students.


The Fashion Awards are set to take place on Monday 29 November 2021.

The Fashion Awards are staged in London at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall.

Get tickets early for The Fashion Awards 2021 through the American Express presale, which runs from 09:00 on Monday 6 September – 17:00 on Friday 10 September 2021.

Tickets for The Fashion Awards 2021 go on general sale from 09:00 on Tuesday 21 September 2021.