On Monday night time, the Royal Albert Corridor in London held the 2023 British Trend Council Awards, sponsored by jewellery model Pandora. The annual ceremony is devoted to celebrating “leaders of change,” and to placing forth a subsequent technology of artistic expertise in Britain. This 12 months’s ceremony was one in every of touching milestones: Edward Enninful gained the Trailblazer Award for enhancing British Vogue, as he strikes into a world artistic position at Condé Nast; Sarah Burton gained a Particular Recognition Award for her affect at McQueen, which after 26 years, is coming to a detailed; and Sam Smith paid tribute to the late Vivienne Westwood with a efficiency of “Unholy.”
Everybody from Anne Hathaway, vogue icon Daphne Guinness, Heartstopper heartthrob Package Connor, Saltburn star Archie Madekwe, to TikTok’s “Tube Woman” Sabrina Bahsoon—who took her famed video 10 occasions over—graced the purple carpet. (Because it was pouring rain, there have been as many umbrellas as celebrities; Ted Lasso’s Phil Dunster graciously sheltered this reporter.)
Amal Clooney teed up Charlotte Tilbury—whose mom’s recommendation to keep away from overusing the phrase “darling” in her acceptance speech she charmingly did not adjust to; Mr. Valentino was launched by Gwyneth; and Lena Dunham, Dan Levy, Valuable Lee, Josh O’Connor, Stormzy, Jodie Comer, Ib Kamara, and Chioma Nnadi all took activates stage. Maximilian Davis, for Ferragamo, and Martine Rose took British Designers of the Yr. New York native Conner Ives gained the BFC Basis Designer. New Institution Awards went to British-Jamaican designer Bianca Saunders, whose gender-defying tailoring drew the eye of the CEO of Balenciaga, and to Emma Chopova and Laura Lowena, the Bulgarian-American and British (respectively) duo who created the cult-status carabiner skirts. Designer of the Yr went to Jonathan Anderson, the person behind LOEWE and JW Anderson.
Pamela Anderson, a model ambassador for Pandora, offered the award for Chief of Change to I Might Destroy You and Black Panther: Wakanda Perpetually star Michaela Coel, who was there along with her (new!) boyfriend Spencer Hewett, a purple carpet arduous launch confirmed by the couple on social media.
Coel is “utilizing her artwork to inform tales and to create conversations round a tough topic the place so many issues are taboo,” Anderson advised Vainness Honest. “She’s very courageous, very outspoken, very genuine and trustworthy, and I love all these qualities.”
Anderson sat down with Vainness Honest on the Lanesborough Lodge forward of the occasion to talk extra on her partnership with the occasion’s sponsor. Activism in sustainability, animal rights, and local weather change have at all times been core causes for Anderson, which is why she aligns with Pandora’s use of recycled supplies and lab-grown diamonds. Anderson additionally had a detailed relationship with Westwood. “We each actually resonated with environmental charities and environmental motion. Local weather Revolution. That was her trigger,”Anderson stated, including, “when you had been cherished by Vivienne Westwood, it doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks.”
And the ceremony in the end provided hope for the long run. Enninful, wearing Phoebe Philo’s first-ever customized menswear look, closed the night time with “Worry nothing. Worry nobody. Imagine in your self, and do issues your manner. I can’t wait to see what you deliver into our great world.”
An extravagant after-party celebrating Edward Enninful, hosted at Natasha Poonawalla’s property, capped off the night time. The celebration opened up right into a gilded gold room with a buffet that felt like a scene out of Saltburn. Karen Elson coated Robyn’s “Dancing On My Personal” and Rita Ora, carrying a scarily real looking chrome spiked backbone, additionally carried out, whereas the style world reigned in an evening of celebration.