Tilda Swinton and FKA Twigs lead statement-making style at the Fashion Awards
Bella Hadid and Lila Moss are some of the big names up for the model of the year award, with JW Anderson and Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli battling it out for the top designer gong and stylist and creative director Katie Grand set to receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
Before any awards could be handed out, the red carpet was transformed into a runway by some of fashion’s biggest names…
Celebrities often champion up-and-coming designers at the Fashion Awards, and Rita Ora did so in a racy red outfit by Nensi Dojaka, a fellow Albanian.
The singer had otherworldly prosthetics on her face, worn with red lingerie and a sheer sheath over the top.
Tilda Swinton is never one to shy away from a sartorial statement and for the event she chose to wear an outfit by experimental London-based designer Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY. A graphic, colourful coat was soon taken off to reveal a slightly more demure blue gown with dramatic caped sleeves.
FKA Twigs wore avant-garde designer Rick Owens to walk the red carpet – and she was likely a bit warmer than a lot of the other attendees, as her grey distressed gown was topped off with a black puffer jacket.
Florence Pugh walked the red carpet in a backless red gown with a flowing skirt by Valentino, accompanied by the brand’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Lily James went for an angelic vibe with her look, wearing a white tulle dress by Rodarte with silver embellishments.
A familiar face at the Fashion Awards, Naomi Campbell got into the festive spirit in a silver sparkly gown with cape detailing, also by Valentino.
Simone Ashley stunned in sparkles – a silvery-lilac long-sleeved gown with a hood, by a brand known for its disco-inspired fashion: 16Arlington.
Irina Shayk had a darker take on festive sparkles with her strapless dress – looking to the high street for this design by H&M.
Winnie Harlow had a couture moment on the red carpet, wearing a 3D dress by Dutch designer Iris van Herpen. Known as the ‘Magnum Vegan Dress’, it is said to be the first haute couture vegan gown made from cocoa beans.
Gothic glamour was a big theme on the red carpet – Rosie Huntington-Whitely modelled a toe-toned silver and black gown by Valentino with long sleeves, a high neck and slicked-back hair.
Lila Moss had a sexy take on Goth glam, wearing a see-through all-black ensemble by Knwls.
Supermodel Erin O’Connor brought a bit of dark romance to the red carpet in an ethereal Erdem gown made up of white and black tulle.
Maya Jama will be hitting our screens next year as the new host of Love Island and she made a splash on the red carpet in a retro-inspired all-black look by Sabina Bilenko Couture, complete with a jaunty hat and geometric jewellery.
“I’ve never worn a hat before, so I thought why not wear a hat,” the presenter said of her look.
This year’s winner of Love Island, Ekin-Su Culculoglu, made her red carpet debut in an old Hollywood-inspired look, with a nude gown adorned with colourful beads and a furry stole.
Ashley Graham wore an ethereal pale blue gown by Patrick McDowell – a designer known for his eco-credentials – saying of her outfit on the red carpet: “It’s fussy but it’s worth it.”
It was a family affair for Amanda Holden, who walked the red carpet in a figure-hugging red dress by Nicolas Jebran, accompanied by her model daughter Alexa Louise Florence Hughes, who was in a Gothic-inspired black outfit by Sylvio Giardina.
“‘Wednesday’ vibes on a Monday,” Holden wrote of her daughter’s look on Instagram.
The fact it is December in London was not going to stop Elsa Hosk from flashing some skin, with the model stepping out in a trendy Miu Miu look of a belted bralette and long skirt.
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