The honourees had been revealed in a video launched this afternoon.
The Trend Awards are often a glittering evening of vogue’s most interesting gathering to rejoice the highest expertise within the trade however as with all the things in 2020, this 12 months’s awards appeared a bit completely different.
On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards went digital this 12 months and altered format. As an alternative of particular awards, 20 folks had been honoured with awards throughout 4 classes: Neighborhood, Individuals, Atmosphere and Creativity. The votes had been forged by 800 members of the worldwide vogue trade who “had been known as upon to appoint who they thought ought to obtain an accolade” in keeping with a launch. The ultimate checklist was then decided by evaluating the nominations to the standards for every of the classes, in addition to the variety of nominations.
One of many honourees within the Individuals class – which “acknowledges those that have led change by encouraging equal, various, empowered workforces from head workplace to produce chain and store ground” – was Canadian designer Aurora James. Earlier this 12 months, James launched the 15 Per Cent Pledge, a name to motion for retailers to decide to dedicating 15 per cent of their shelf house to Black owned manufacturers. A launch says James was recognised “for her efforts to deliver change to the style trade by means of her marketing campaign for systemic change to advertise Black-owned companies and thru her conventional design practices.” The discharge additionally famous that James’ work along with her model Brother Vellies “strives to maintain conventional African design practices and strategies alive whereas creating and sustaining artisanal jobs inside the trade.”
The Canadian designer was honoured alongside British Vogue’s Edward Enniful, Lindsay Peoples Wagner and Sandrine Charles of the Black in Trend Council, designer Priya Ahluwalia for her work in selling sustainable vogue and elevating consciousness across the challenges of the Black neighborhood, and A-COLD-WALL* designer Samuel Ross, who created the Black Lives Matter Monetary Help Scheme.
Locally class – which “focuses on the influence vogue has on communities in gentle of the pandemic in addition to the function abilities and craftsmanship can play in sustaining native livelihoods” – A Sai Ta was acknowledged alongside Chanel, the Emergency Designer Community, Kenneth Ize and Michael Halpern.
Anya Hindmarch, Christopher Raeburn, Gabriela Hearst, Stella McCartney and The Trend Pact had been all acknowledged for his or her efforts in serving to to create a round vogue financial system within the Atmosphere class, while Grace Wales Bonner, Jonathan Anderson, Kim Jones, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons for Prada, Riccardo Tisci and Burberry had been all honoured within the Creativity class for his or her “international influence.”
Watch the presentation, hosted by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lewis Hamilton, Aja Barber, Maisie Williams and Rosalía, under: