Demna Gvasalia Unveiled as the Winner for Accessories Designer of the Year

The British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards took place on Monday in London, uniting celebrities, models, fashion designers and pronounced leaders within the industry.

Unveiling their jaw-dropping gowns and suits, celebrities walked down the red carpet in hopes of nabbing an award for the current year, including new Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller, who was awarded by the surprise guest, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.

The awards didn’t leave the talented, Georgian-based Creative Director of Balenciaga behind and awarded him the Accessories Designer of the Year.

View the full list of winners below:

Accessories Designer of the Year: Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

Brand of the Year: Gucci

British Designer of the Year Menswear: Craig Green for Craig Green

British Designer of the Year Womenswear: Clare Wright Keller for Givenchy

British Emerging Talent Menswear: Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL

British Emerging Talent Womenswear: Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn

Business Leader: Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Designer of the Year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino

Model of the Year: Kaia Gerber

Urban Luxe: Off-White

Before taking over Balenciaga as a Creative Director, Demna Gvasalia led the team at Maison Martin Margiela and Louis Vuitton. Currently, he takes on the role as Head Designer for Vetements, a luxury French Brand specializing in premium collections for both women and men. Demna has gained worldwide recognition through his philosophy of embedding bold attitude and unique style, especially after imprinting the Soviet Regime and a fight for freedom on his Spring 2019 collection. Demna has been awarded the British Fashion Council Award in 2016 and was also nominated in the International Award category for CFDA 2017.

By Anna Zhvania

11 December 2018 12:42