The Fashion Awards 2022 presented by Diet Coke Your invitation to join the red carpet at The Fashion Awards served by Diet Coke


BFC and Diet Coke are delighted to reveal their red carpet hosts and performer for The Fashion Awards 2022 presented by Diet Coke at the Royal Albert Hall, London as well as additional entertainment planned for the public on the night.

This year, you can join us live on The Fashion Awards Red Carpet. The event will be live streamed to a global audience on The British Fashion Council YouTube channel on Monday 5th December at 6:15 PM GMT. The Red Carpet LIVESTREAM served by Diet Coke lets you experience the excitement of one of the world’s most glamorous red carpets in real time.

The Red Carpet LIVESTREAM will open with a live performance by English singer Olivia Dean who will perform her hit single DANGER!

Presenter Miquita Oliver, Author and Columnist Raven Smith and Editor Julia Hobbs will host this year’s red carpet highlighting key arrivals and special moments as they happen, speaking to famous faces and global talent as they make their way into the Royal Albert Hall.

Diet Coke’s very own Fashion Awards Glambot will capture must-see red carpet looks.

For the first time ever this year, the BFC has developed an exclusive augmented reality Lens in partnership with Snap and the 2022 NEW WAVE: Creatives Ming Ma, Simone Cummings, and Fromm Studio. The new Lens allows Snapchatters to experience the creativity of The Fashion Awards presented by Diet Coke from wherever they are in the world – while guests on the red carpet can immerse themselves in the artworks through Snap’s AR Mirrors on the night. Explore the AR Lens here.

The Fashion Awards presented by Diet Coke celebrates the role of fashion in self-expression, escapism, and optimism and its positioning at the intersection of culture. The event raises funds for the BFC Foundation (Registered Charity Number: 1185152) which supports the future growth and success of the British fashion industry by focusing on Talent, Education, Grant-Giving and Business Mentoring and aims to improve equality and opportunity so that the fashion industry remains diverse and open to all, helping talented designers at all stages of their career from school level through to becoming a global fashion brand. In the financial year 2021/2022, the BFC remitted over £1.3m in funds to designers and scholars

The generosity and commitment of our partners, suppliers and supporters is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging their support alongside our Principal Partner: Diet Coke; Official Partners: Getty Images, Malfy Gin, Moët & Chandon, Royal Salute and The Londoner for their ongoing support.

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Global Fashion Icon Jahna Sebastian Takes Over London Fashion Week

Jahna Sebastian

Jahna Sebastian

NEW YORKMarch 29, 2022PRLog — London based singer/songwriter, producer, engineer, alchemist of sound, and healer Jahna Sebastian takes over the fashion houses of London’s fashion week.  Ms. Sebastian was seen attending London’s major fashion shows.  London fashion week entailed a few shows that presented a classical theme which Ms. Sebastian is known for, as she is classically trained on piano and earned her Master’s degree in “Music Business” at 19 at the prestigious Russian Academy of Music. The multi talented songstress also studied Music Production and took various courses on Sound Engineering including live sound engineering of an orchestra and grand piano. The exotic beauty had the privilege to play in Loktev children’s orchestra for eight years as well.  Ms. Sebastian is such a multifaceted power house of talent. With her sultry vocals, captivating lyrics, fashion forward style, and exotic beauty she is a force to be reckoned with which in turn made her a muse and a fashion house favorite.

Ms. Sebastian was seen attending the Hip Curve at St John The Baptist Church on February 19th. The event was an official London Fashion Council event on schedule. It was organized by Becky Mullins, WE ARE FEP.  She was  photographed in the front row wearing a stunning red dress by Valdenize Soares with a red headpiece and black cape. When asked about the show, Ms. Sebastian stated, “What I loved about the show especially is the aesthetics, a combination of exceptional collection with amazing architecture, lighting and music. Classical music was played and while the show went on to the works of Bach and Beethoven it reminded me of my days studying at the Gnesin Academy of Music when I was learning to play classical piano, I had deep conversations with my piano teacher, a professor with knowledge about the world and humanity. Those talks played a role in helping me get on the path of writing songs of freedom for the better future of humanity. My classical background is also in my early childhood as I attended Bolshoy Theatre kindergarten where I learned to play different instruments, I was singing and learned different classical dances like waltz and polonaise. I later incorporated some of that classical sound into hiphop beats I made.”

Ms. Sebastian was also seen attending the LDC fashion presentation event on February 18th as well as the SMGlobal Fashion Show on February 17th by international designer Samina Mughal. Ms. Sebastian is adored by the fashion houses and is always seen gracing their red carpets and sitting front row. She is always invited backstage so she can film episodes for her culture media platform Alchemist TV.


Hip Curve is a fashion boutique brand, founded in 2018. This is the passionate project of the talented Bulgarian designer Pepi Semerdzhieva, who wants to emphasize the femininity of the modern woman, while revealing her undeniable strength. Based in London, the brand focuses on elegance, creativity and impeccable quality with each collection.

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Forward Fashion collaborates with Treasure Island Resort World Hotel to build new luxury shopping and entertainment center

Retailer of fashion apparel of international brands Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited (“Forward Fashion” or the “Group”; Stock Code: 2528) is pleased to announce that it will introduce six major brands to “YOHO Treasure Island Resort World Hotel” (“Treasure Island Hotel Macau”) in Macau, including Galeries Lafayette, the internationally renowned French premium department store that will enter Macau for the first time; UFC Gym, the world’s top high-end fitness center; POP MART, a trendy toy store; Under Armour, a leading global sports brand; Beebeeland, a large-scale comprehensive game center; and Five Guys, the world-renowned burger brand.

Forward Fashion collaborates with Treasure Island Resort World Hotel to build new luxury shopping and entertainment center
Mr. Patrick Fan, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Forward Fashion (first from the right) and Mr. Yu Dong, CEO of Bona Film Group (first from the left) signed the cooperation agreement with YOHO on Treasure Island Resort World Hotel
Mr. Patrick Fan, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Forward Fashion (Left) and Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of the Macao SAR Government Tourism Office
Treasure Island Hotel Macau is a place for shopping, food, entertainment, sight-seeing and holiday leisure, and is set to become a new Macau landmark

Treasure Island Hotel Macau is a new integrated five-star hotel-cum-tourism development plan. It is located at the central intersection of the Macau Peninsula and Cotai, covering an area of 8,100 square meters and providing a total of 600 hotel rooms. It also has a five-storey shopping mall, outdoor swimming pool and hot spring, fitness room, playground, restaurants and cinema, outdoor running trail and art-themed park, as well as other amenities, thus a place for shopping, food, entertainment, sight-seeing, and holiday leisure, and is set to become a new Macau landmark.

In light of the development potential of Treasure Island Hotel Macau and its unique advantages in the city, Forward Fashion will bring the prestigious Galeries Lafayette to Macau; introducing an unprecedented luxury shopping experience to the enclave and further promoting Macau as the global capital of tourism and leisure. Galeries Lafayette, with 65 stores around the world, has been a leader in the fashion retail industry and trendy lifestyle for 128 years. Macau’s first Galeries Lafayette is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2022 – marking the fourth branch in Greater China, and will occupy a GFA of approximately 45,000 square feet; integrating international designer names, luxury and vanguard fashion brands, trendy footwear, and accessories, high-end beauty, fashion cafe and more, bringing French elegance and European Art Nouveau to the city. Unlike other Galeries Lafayette stores in mainland China, Galeries Lafayette Macau occupies the sole location in Macau that brings the outdoor and indoor together. Incorporating pop-up art elements with meticulous and pampered services will certainly create unique shopping experiences for each and every customer.

The Group will also introduce five other brands that cover fashion, sports, entertainment and catering, to meet the increasing shopping and consumption demand of tourists from around the world. This includes UFC Gym, a high-end fitness center, an international fitness experience brand founded by top professional mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), hence providing first-class instructors, advanced equipment, and diverse fitness courses. Also debuting is Five Guys, the world-famous burger restaurant that insists on offering freshly grilled burgers made by hand, which will bring American cuisine to Macau and mouthwatering food to tourists. In addition, the group will introduce POP MART, a trendy toy giant that will open a flagship store in Macau Peninsula, targeting the premium, trendy cultural segment, being a pioneer of fashionable glamour; Under Armour, a world-renowned sports brand that will offer high-quality personalized sportswear to customers; and Beebeeland, an integrated entertainment center set to meet the entertainment needs of different customers and allow parents, children, couples and friends to have fun-filled leisure opportunities.

Mr. Patrick Fan, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of forwarding Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited, said, “Treasure Island Hotel Macau will serve as a benchmark for a new era in Macau. We are excited to introduce top international brands to the hotel, which will demonstrate our advantages in international branded fashion retailing and our success in business diversification, and thus further strengthen our internal business ecosystem. The cooperative arrangement will not only create greater room for development and more market opportunities for both parties but will also play an important role in fostering the development of Macau’s tourism and retail industries. Looking ahead, we will actively explore more cooperation opportunities, continue to introduce high-quality fashion brands and further enrich the number and types of brands under the Group so as to offer unique and impressive experiences to consumers.”

About Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited
Forward Fashion (International) Holdings Company Limited principally engages in a highly diversified business model. The Group currently operates over 200 self-operated retail stores of internationally renowned, globally popular and up-and-coming brands in Greater China, including Stella McCartney, MARNI, Palm Angels, Moschino, La Maison du Chocolat, Bose, Under Armour, Officine Universelle Buly, POP MART and BE RBRICK.

Mr. Fan Wing Ting, Patrick, is the founder, Chairman and Executive Director of Forward Fashion. In 2005, he founded the first operating company of the Group in Hong Kong. Since then, the Group has committed to expanding its fashion apparel and trendy lifestyle merchandise retail business in Greater China. Following the Group’s listing on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in 2020, Forward Fashion has taken a step forward on the development of eCommerce business on different media platforms, along with the introduction to various international, fashion, and artistic brands and collectible art toys to the local retail industry. The Group strives to cater the preferences and needs of the domestic young generation, so as to promote their diversified development in the Greater China retail market.

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British Fashion Council Stands with Ukraine


Having been in contact with many of our members, it is clear that the first thought for all of us was how we can support with humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The situation on the ground is devastating, and we encourage you to support however you can – there is a multitude of organisations and charities to reach out to, you can find links here.  

We now must address the role of business and the stance we can take. The fashion industry in Ukraine is particularly front of mind, as are Ukrainian members here and their extended families. As an organisation that offers support to emerging talent from many backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities, we offer the resources we have to Ukrainian designers, retailers, and media. We will do our utmost to support them in these difficult times. 

We encourage all those in our network to show their support, however they can, for the global campaign condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. This campaign is aimed at the Russian Government, not the teams of our Designer Members and Patrons in Russia, or indeed Russian colleagues and friends here, who may be fearful of facing discrimination for actions over which they have no influence at all. The UK Government’s position on sanctions on Russia can be found on Gov.ukand on this basis, no product can now be shipped to Russia from the UK until the conflict is resolved. For specific questions about trading with Ukraine or Russia please contact the dedicated service either online or on 0300 303 8955.  

Seeing and hearing the devastation in Ukraine and that faced by its people is heart-breaking and it can be difficult to understand how to make a difference, but if we all act, the difference will be measurable and meaningful. 

London Fashion Week Presented by Clearpay February 2022 Opens at Bistroteque


Last night, the British Fashion Council, Clearpay and Irina Shayk co-hosted the opening night of London Fashion Week at THE COCKATOO, at BISTROTHEQUE. The intimate evening event saw a live performance by Joy Crookes and a DJ set by Sherelle.

Key Attendees Included:

Ajak Deng, Chloe Cherry, Christopher Kane, David Koma, Edward Enninful, Eric Underwood, FKA Twigs, Glyn Fussell, Henry Holland, Irene Agbontaen, Jack Guinness, Jiawa Liu, Kai Isaiah Jamal, KK Obi, Sigrid, Ikram Abdi Omar, Irina Shayk, Julien Macdonald, Miss Jason, Munroe Bergdorf, Munya Chawawa, Nabhaan Rizwan, Nick Grimshaw, Osman, Robert Konjic

LFW is one of the big four international Fashion Weeks, known for its exceptional creativity, innovation and responsible business. The five-day event celebrates excellence in design while empowering positive business growth for participating designers. More than just a business platform for designer’ brands to showcase their new collections, LFW is a cultural platform for change. The international event returns tomorrow with over 129 designers showing their collections on schedule.

Clearpay is the Principal Partner of LFW and champions British fashion, supports the UK retail industry, and is committed to give the public more access to the designers and brands they love. As part of this, Clearpay gave the opportunity to one member of the public to attend the Opening Event with a friend and meet with Joy Crookes.