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The most memorable looks from the Fashion Awards 2021

The glitterati gathered at the Fashion Awards in London on Monday to celebrate the best and brightest in the fashion industry.

Designers and celebrities paid tribute to Virgil Abloh at the awards, where the late Louis Vuitton and Off-White creative force was honoured as a leader of change within the industry.

Abloh, the American-born son of Ghanaian immigrants, who became fashion’s highest-profile Black designer, died on Sunday following a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer.

The 41-year-old, who also worked as a DJ and visual artist, had been menswear artistic director at luxury label Louis Vuitton since March 2018.

“Genius, disruptor … [he] will be missed tremendously by all,” veteran designer Tommy Hilfiger said on the red carpet. “He inspired designers as well as the public.”

Designer and television personality Tan France called Abloh “incredible and a visionary … [who] has done the most beautiful work.”

Abloh, who founded label Off-White, was known for mixing streetwear with high-end suits and gowns while at Vuitton. His influences included graffiti art and hip hop.

“Everyone here is going to be talking about Virgil, everyone here has been impacted by his brilliance,” actor Gabrielle Union said.

At the awards, where Abloh’s photo was projected on stage, the designer was among 15 individuals and brands named leaders of change for their actions in the past year helping the environment, people and creativity.

Others on the list included Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, and Kim Jones, artistic director for Fendi womenswear and couture as well as menswear designer at Dior. Jones was also named designer of the year at the awards.

Michele also won the trailblazer award, while Hilfiger received the outstanding achievement award.

“I’m absolutely grateful, appreciative, humbled by it, but happy to be here and happy to still keep the business rolling,” Hilfiger, 70, said.

Demi Moore, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Dua Lipa were among the celebrity guests attending the event, a fundraiser for British Fashion Council charities.

See our favourite looks from the Fashion Awards red carpet below:

Reuters, STYLE

Jasmin Sparrow’s ‘La Mer’ is an ode to the ocean’s mystical beauty

The ocean is the muse in Jasmin Sparrow’s considered new jewellery collection. 

Representing the next step in designer Jasmin Scott’s evolving fascination with the natural world, La Mer “explores the idea of coiling: a chamber for inward retreat, or an armour against the rhythmical muscle of the tide.”

Baroque pearls, wave-like earrings and conical charms feature in the thoughtful collection, which makes use of recycled metals.

“LA MER is a lament between the soft and the hard, the protected and the exposed. But ultimately, this collection is a celebration of nature and how we respond to its offerings.”

Designed to be treasured for a lifetime, La Mer represents the latest iteration in Jasmin Sparrow season-less approach, each piece crafted to be mixed and matched and passed down through generations.

Jasmin Sparrow’s La Mer collection is available now at jasminsparrow.com