The Fashion Awards 2016 (previously known as the British Fashion Awards) will take place on Monday 5 December 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall, celebrating the best of British and international talent from the global fashion community.
Hosted by the British Fashion Council (BFC) and presented in partnership with Swarovski, the event will adopt a new format this year, and aims to raise significant funds over the next ten years for education scholarships.
Chairman of the BFC Dame Natalie Massenet, comments: “Our aim is to make the Fashion Awards 2016 bigger and better than ever and will celebrate the global fashion industry at the beautiful and iconic London venue, the Royal Albert Hall. Nadja and her team at Swarovski have made these awards possible and we are thrilled to be working in partnership with them once again. As a global industry we should make a commitment to support talented people from all backgrounds to fulfil their dreams and access the best universities in the world. Over the next ten years our ambition is to raise and invest £10million to support young people in this goal. London is seen as the capital for the most creative new talent in the world that provides talent and energy for the global fashion industry.”
Nadja Swarovski, member of the Swarovski executive board comments: “Supporting emerging talent and celebrating creativity is in Swarovski’s DNA, so we are delighted to partner again with the BFC on the Fashion Awards, which are not only celebrating the most creative expression in fashion on a global scale, but also raising funds for education in fashion.
“The Royal Albert Hall is the perfect venue for this evolved event, which will truly celebrate and cement London’s position as the world’s pre-eminent creative hub, whilst giving back to the fashion industry.”
Caroline Rush CBE, BFC Chief Executive stated: “We have been developing a large scale Awards format that this year will become a celebration of British and international excellence as well as a significant fundraiser to give opportunities to talented young people. Our ambition for the evening is that the best of the fashion world will come together in London to recognise talent in design, creativity, business as well as those whose outstanding contribution to the industry have significant changed it for the better.”
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 3 May 2016.