The Fashion Awards LONDON 2018
Celebrating the past 12 months of fashion with a glitzy ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, the Fashion Awards 2018 saw the likes of industry leaders Miuccia Prada and Kim Jones recognised alongside the next generation of design pioneers, such as Richard Quinn and Samuel Ross. Scoping the past, the present and with a large focus on the future (particularly owing to the 100 young creatives that were recognised), honorees were presented with a statuette designed by David Adjaye. While accepting awards, Charles Jeffrey instilled the importance of the city's students, and Vivienne Westwood shared that she had a plan to save the world from "climate change and financial crash."
Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle surprised guests as she made an unexpected appearance to honor her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller. After praising the fashion industry in her "new home of the UK," she named Keller, Givenchy's artistic director, as British Womenswear Designer of the Year. Actress Rosamund Pike was initially scheduled to present the award. But after reading out the finalists, she welcomed a "special guest" to join her. Markle then appeared in a black one-shoulder Givenchy dress to rapturous applause from the star-studded London audience.
This was Done + Dusted's second year of partnership with the British Fashion Council.