Hosted by British comedian and actor Jack Whitehall, the venue for the dazzling awards ceremony was the iconic London Coliseum. This year’s red carpet featured looks from Atelier Swarovski worn by VIPs, such as Karlie Kloss, Kristina Bazan and Sarah Jane Crawford. Model Poppy Delevingne wore a crystal embellished dress by Emilia Wickstead, a current member of the Swarovski Collective and a nominee for the New Establishment Designer Award. Special guest of Swarovski and winner of the British Style Award, singer FKA Twigs attended the event as well.
The seventeen winners, including Emerging Womenswear Designer Award winner and Swarovski Collective member Thomas Tait,, were presented with a specially crafted Swarovski British Fashion Awards Trophy. Synonymous with sophistication and glamour, the BFA trophy undergoes an annual makeover—its sleek form reconfigured for each ceremony, in a nod to the ever changing fashion landscape. This year’s trophy features a solid Swarovski crystal rectangle with a beveled center of cut crystal, amplifying the natural refraction and brilliance of light.
Crystal décor at the awards included the 27lb crystal red carpet Swarovski logo and the 'Science and Fiction' chandelier by design duo Basso & Brooke. Further crystal embellishment inside the venue included a Swarovski crystal curtain and the standing ‘Cascade’ piece by Vincent van Duysen, which lit a Swarovski selfie station provided for guests on the night.
Currently celebrating its 120th anniversary, Swarovski continues its support of the British fashion industry with the Swarovski Collective program and its current London-based members; Alexander Lewis, David Koma, Emilia Wickstead, Haizhen Wang, Peter Pilotto and Thomas Tait.
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