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UAL alumni win big at prestigious Fashion Awards 2017

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Published date 05 December 2017

The iconic Royal Albert Hall played host to The British Fashion Council’s star-studded The Fashion Awards 2017’s awards ceremony – recognising the best creativity and innovation in fashion.

Bringing together a global mix of 4,000 guests comprising of designers, brands, business leaders, influencers and creatives – the ceremony celebrated exceptional British and global individual talent; as well as innovative brands and business that have transformed the fashion landscape.

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Nominees and winners were celebrated across 14 awards, nine voted for by an international judging panel of over 2,000 key industry figures. 16 UAL alumni were nominated across Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and London College of Communication – cementing UAL’s position as the largest provider of creative talent in the UK.

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In double crowning glory, UAL alumni scooped both the prestigious British Menswear Designer of the Year and British Womenswear Designer of the Year awards, as well as a whole host of other prizes and honors:

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Central Saint Martins, UAL award winners:

  • British Designer of the Year — Menswear: Craig Green for CRAIG GREEN
  • British Emerging Talent — Menswear: Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey Loverboy
  • British Emerging Talent – Womenswear: Michael Halpern

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London College of Fashion, UAL award winners:

  • British Designer of the Year — Womenswear: Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
  • Accessories Designer of the Year: Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

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A Special Recognition Award for Innovation was also awarded to Central Saint Martins alumna, Stella McCartney OBE for her commitment to sustainable fashion, material innovation and for utilising her influence to create a positive environmental impact on the industry.

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The BFC Education Foundation is the charitable partner to The Fashion Awards 2017, offering scholarships to the next generation of talent to study at UK’s best universities.

Speaking of her close working relationship with the London College of Fashion, CEO of the British Fashion Council, Caroline Rush, who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate earlier this year said, “UAL, delivers an incredible level of education.”

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Full list of The Fashion Awards 2017 winners