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British Fashion Council announces new format for The Fashion Awards 2020

Tom Shearsmith
15 October 2020

The British Fashion Council has announced a new digital format for The Fashion Awards 2020, in light of restrictions imposed on large scale events and travel.

The annual global celebration of creativity and innovation will exceptionally take place digitally on Thursday 3 December 2020.

The Fashion Awards 2020 will honour and celebrate the designers, brands, creatives and individuals who have created positive change within the fashion industry this year; from those who bravely faced this challenging period with pro-active responses to the ones who stood up against prejudice within the fashion industry and fight for change.

Twenty individuals and brands will be recognised and receive a ‘2020 Fashion Award’ in honour of their specific contribution.

The winners will be announced as part of a short film that will document the fashion industry 2020, while bringing together a list of next generation opinion leaders and creatives to share their personal vision on the most important moments of the year.

New Wave: Creatives, the list that includes the most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world, will also return.

Stephanie Phair, BFC Chair, commented: “It is more important than ever to recognise those in the fashion industry who played an important role in this extraordinary year, proving the compassion and resilience of our industry. This is what The Fashion Awards 2020 have set to do, by spotlighting those who have shown leadership and creative resilience over the past year.”

Caroline Rush, BFC CEO, added: “What the past couple of months have shown us, is that the fashion industry is in need of a reset. This is why this year, under unique circumstances, we felt that it was important to recognise the people and businesses who played a role in some of the most important and challenging issues of our generation and champion those who raised the bar in areas such as diversity, sustainability, and community.

The British Fashion Council also took the opportunity to announce the date for The Fashion Awards 2021, which will take place on Monday 29 November 2021, at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The ceremony will be reimagined to reflect the BFC’s new mission and with the ambition to have technology and engagement at its centre, looking at innovations for amplification and new experiences.

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