On the 4th of December London saw a spectacular celebration of international talent take place at the Fashion Awards, the ceremony, which recently dropped the British part of its name, is an annual event which pays tribute to and celebrates international members of the fashion industry.
A wide variety of guests attended from household names like Donatella Versace to newbies such as Michael Halpern.
Winners on the night where
Craig Green -British Designer of the year - menswear
Urban Luxe Brand award went to Off White
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator – Pat McGrath
Outstanding Contribution to British fashion – Christopher Bailey
British Designer of the Year Womenswear – Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
The Fashion Awards also celebrates new faces in the industry, Micheal Halpern, and Charles Jeffrey picked up the British emerging talent award for Womenswear and menswear.
On the night Stella McCartney received a Special Recognition Award for Innovation and the Business Leader was awarded to Marco Bizzarri for Gucci.
After a prosperous year for Adwoa Aboah, it couldn’t have come to a better end after covering the December issue of Vogue and taking home model of the year award.
On the 27th of November an exclusive dinner was held in the heart of New York City at The Lobster Club, hosted by Peter Marino this art infused Japanese brasserie was a perfect choice for the celebration of Julia’s latest collection for La Perla. The intimate event displayed the most recent work by Julia Haart, who was appointed creative director earlier this year.
Along side the runway style presentation of this seasons collection was cocktails and a dinner. Wearing a semi sheer, plunge neckline lace jumpsuit Julia was joined by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Joanne Hillman, Glenda Bailey and more to celebrate her new collection.
Eye-catching catwalk looks where displayed at the lobster club with micro minis, jumpsuits in lots of mosaic details. Another style by Julia this season was the interesting use of hearts found throughout the collection displayed discreetly in lace. The collection was easy to wear showing a variety of looks, which can be worn in numerous occasions.
One of Julia’s passions that have been translated into this seasons looks is the need for a woman to feel sexy and comfortable in the clothing she wears. Julia Haart expresses her ambition to rid the suffering of beauty and wanting her customers to not have to think about their outfit once it is on.
One thing that some women can relate to is there is no beauty with out pain when it comes to fashion and appearances. Julias designs addresses women’s struggles in this area by creating clothes that are beautiful and comfortable. Gwyneth Paltrow wears a wide leg trouser suit which has a built in bra, so say good bye to boob tape this season!
On the 21st of November, London saw the 8th Annual Global Gift Gala take place, at the elegant Corinthia Hotel. Hosted by philanthropist, activist, actress, producer and director, Eva Longoria Bastòn.
The Global Gift Gala is a charity event that raises funds to support the vulnerable and disadvantaged women and children across the globe. A number of celebrities came to the event including the likes of Victoria and David Beckham, Gordon Ramsey, Konnie Huq, Craig David, Rebecca Ferguson and lots more.
The event itself held a sophisticated atmosphere with guests attending in black tie attire. GYUNEL Couture sponsoring the evening was worn by Konnie Huq who attend in a beautiful mint metallic High-waist layered skirt, princess cut and detail embroidery flowers with a matching off the shoulder crop top. Ms Lee wore a GYUNEL Couture ombré woven jacquard gown in princess cut, fully embroidered in Swarovski crystals.
Attendees also saw live performances by Craig David and Britains Got Talent Winner Tokio Myers, It was an entertaining showcase of magic. The Global Gift Philanthropic Award was presented to the legendary Dame Joan Collins.
Joan Collins said “I am honored to receive this award for my charity work. It has always been something I have been passionate about and I look forward to many more years making a difference”.
The Global Gift Gala was a successful charitable event and many people around the world could benefit from the great contribution made that evening.