By Limsan Boulter (@limo_x) for Fashion Bomb Daily

Arguably one of the most important British fashion nights of the year, the 2018 British Fashion Awards in Partnership with Swarovski was held on Monday night.

The annual star studded event at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London celebrated the biggest names in fashion. Gucci swooped up Brand of the Year, Kaia Gerber won the coveted Model of the Year and Designer of the Year was awarded to Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino.

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Kaia Gerber wearing Alexander McQueen
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Kendall Jenner in a golden see-through Julien Macdonald dress
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Victoria Beckham wearing a black Victoria Beckham gown
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Jess Glynne makes a statement in a bright yellow ensemble
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Winter Pastels: Suki Waterhouse wearing Mulberry and Georgia May Jagger matches her hair to her pink 2 piece suit
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Winnie Harlow in a show stopping Atelier Versace FW18 Couture
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Rita Ora wearing head to toe Prada
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Josephine Skriver-Karlsen in Celia Kritharioti SS18 Couture
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing bird inspired Givenchy floor length dress and cape
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Jourdan Dunn wearing another sparkly and feathers stunner of the night, by 16Arlington
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Gabrielle Caunesil wearing Celia Kritharioti
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Karen Elson in a sheer Alexander McQueen dress
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Dina Asher-Smith in baby blue Dilara Findikoglu
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Poppy Delevingne pretty in pink Prada
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Olivia Palermo wearing a bold Victoria Beckham jacket and pants
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Penelope Cruz glittering in Chanel SS18 Couture
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Eleanor Tomlinson wearing a chainmail influenced JW Anderson

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Andreas Kronthaler and Swarovski Award for Positive Change winner Dame Vivienne Westwood
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Alexa Chung in Miu Miu
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Naomie Harris wears embellished Miu Miu

The most talked about moment was a surprise appearance by a glowing Meghan Markle who presented the British Designer of the Year Womenswear to Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy. Clare, of course, famously designed the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress that she wore at St George’s Chapel in May earlier this year.

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Meghan Markle in Givenchy

It’s a family affair with British Designer of the Year Womenswear nominee Victoria Beckham and Model of the Year winner Kaia Gerber with their families.

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Brooklyn Beckham, David Beckham supports Victoria Beckham
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Rande Gerber, Supermodel Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber and Presley Gerber

Black was a popular choice for the evening, with Doutzen Kroes, Cindy Bruna and Erin O’Connor all opting for the classic color.

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Sara Sampaio wears asymmetric David Koma jumpsuit
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Doutzen Kroes in David Koma
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Martha Hunt in an off the shoulder Saint Laurent
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British singer and TV presenter Rochelle Humes wears a jumpsuit and cape combo to the ceremony
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Cindy Bruna wearing a dramatic low cut Celia Kritharioti FW18 Couture finished off with feathers creating a feminine fishtail silhouette
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Little Mix singers Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall both wearing Christopher Kane
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Alek Wek wearing Emilia Wickstead with an eye-catching pink bow
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Erin O’Connor MBE in a The Vampire’s Wife demure black dress topped off with a silver embroidered cape
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Lana Del Rey in Gucci

Winners of the British Fashion Awards:

  • Model of the YearKaia Gerber
  • Swarovski Award for Positive Change Dame Vivienne Westwood
  • Brand of the YearGucci  
  • Urban Luxe  – Off-White
  • Accessories Designer of the Year – Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga  
  • Business LeaderMarco Bizzarri for Gucci
  • Special Recognition Award for Innovation Parley for the Oceans
  • British Emerging Talent Menswear – Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*  
  • British Emerging Talent WomenswearRichard Quinn for Richard Quinn
  • British Designer of the Year MenswearCraig Green for CRAIG GREEN
  • British Designer of the Year WomenswearClare Waight Keller for Givenchy
  • Isabella Blow AwardMert & Marcus
  • Outstanding Achievement AwardMiuccia Prada
  • Designer of the YearPierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino  
  • 2018 TrailblazerKim Jones

Congratulations to all the winners!

Images courtesy of Getty Images/REX/PA Images

 

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