The British Fashion Council held its 2016 Fashion Awards on Monday 5th December at the Royal Albert Hall. Along with the award winners, another point of discussion was a brand new trophy, designed by Australian Marc Newson.
The crystal trophy takes its inspiration from natural rock structures and crystal clusters. Each piece is hexagonal in shape and has slightly different dimensions, up to a maximum of 245mm in height and 67mm in width. This gives a honeycomb effect when all the pieces (fifteen in total, one for each of the categories) are fitted together. The engraved crystal trophies are inscribed with The British Fashion Council logo, and written in a handwriting-style font.
Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, said
“We are honoured that Marc Newson created a trophy for the Fashion Awards worthy of our new international format. The award will not only be desirable for its recognition of outstanding achievements in the world of fashion, it will be a bold and collectable work of design from one of the greatest living industrial designers.”
Among this year’s nominations for awards were British menswear designer Craig Green, Christopher Bailey of Burberry’s, and Team GB Rio sports kit designer Stella McCartney.
This year’s Fashion Awards were also the inaugural fundraising platform for the British Fashion Council Education Foundation. A charity set up to help fund scholarships for new up and coming talent in the industry, this organisation helps young people study for BAs, MAs and apprenticeships.