The highly anticipated British Fashion Awards 2018 just became more exciting with the British Fashion Council’s announcement that British actor, writer and comedian Jack Whitehall and South-Sudanese British model and activist, Alek Wek will host the gala event.
The Fashion Awards ceremony, taking place on the 10th of December at the Royal Albert Hall in London is attended by designers, business and industry leaders, media, retailers, models and celebrities from across the globe to celebrate extraordinary creative fashion talent and raise money for the British Fashion Council’s charitable and business support initiatives.
The Fashion Awards shortlist and finalists have been selected by an international industry panel of over 2,000 names from 32 countries.
The 2018 winners announced on the evening include Accessories Designer of the Year, Brand of the Year, British Designer of the Year – Menswear, British Designer of the Year – Womenswear, British Emerging Talent – Menswear, British Emerging Talent – Womenswear, Business Leader, Designer of the Year, Model of the Year and Urban Luxe.
A number of special recognition awards will be announced before the ceremony and celebrated on the night. These include Outstanding Achievement, Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, Swarovski Award for Positive Change and Special Recognition Award for Innovation.
Over the past few years, Jack Whitehall has firmly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting talents. His TV work includes BBC’s Decline and Fall, to Netflix’s Travels With My Father, Sky’s Bounty Hunters to C4’s Fresh Meat. Jack can currently be seen in the Disney film The Nutcracker and The Four Realms and he has recently finished filming Disney’s Jungle Cruise, where he co-stars opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.
Alek Wek is one of the world’s most iconic models with a career that spans two decades. An international cover star and catwalk model, Alek has worked with Vogue titles across the world as well as with Elle, Love, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford and Alexander McQueen among others. She was named Model of the Decade by i-D magazine and crowned People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People twice. A former refugee, she is a powerful advocate of Human Rights and has been a goodwill ambassador for the UNHCR since 2013.
The Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski is the main fundraiser for the British Fashion Council, a not for profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent.
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Illustration by James Davison