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Kenyan comedian and style influencer Elsa Majimbo hosts 2021 Fashion Awards

Kenyan comedian and style influencer Elsa Majimbo had the honour of hosting the 2021 Fashion Awards.

Billy Porter and Kenyan comedian Elsa Majimbo.

The Fashion Awards 2021 was held in London on 29th November at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, London. This year’s event included accolades including Designer of the Year and the British Fashion Council (BFC) Foundation Award.

The Fashion Awards also honoured and celebrated Leaders of Change; the designers, brands, creatives and individuals who created positive change within the fashion industry this past year, under five categories: Environment, People and Creativity.

More than 800 key members of the international fashion industry formed the panel that voted for the nominees, winners and honourees.

Who were The Nominees for the 2021 Fashion Awards?

The following were nominees for Designer of the Year and the BFC Foundation Award.
For Designer of the Year, the nominees were:

  • Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
  • Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
  • Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & LOEWE
  • Kim Jones for Dior Men & Fendi
  • Miuccia Prada & Raf Simons for Prada

For the BFC Foundation Award, the nominees were:

  • Bethany Williams
  • Bianca Saunders
  • Nensi Dojaka
  • Priya Ahluwalia
  • Richard Quinn

Who were the winners?

Isabella Blow Award: 

Ib Kamara

Trailblazer Award: 

Alessandro Michele

BFC Foundation Award: 

Nensi Dojaka

British Independent Designer:

Simone Rocha

Leaders of Change, Creativity:

  • Virgil Abloh
  • Alessandro Michele
  • Demna Gvasalia
  • Kim Jones
  • Jonathan Anderson

Special Recognition Award: 

Dylan Jones

Leaders of Change, Environment:

  • Bethany Williams
  • Gabriela Hearst
  • Phoebe English
  • Priya Ahluwalia
  • Stella McCartney

Designer of the Year: 

Kim Jones

Leaders of Change, People:

  • Edward Enninful
  • Harris Reed
  • Kenya Hunt
  • Samuel Ross
  • Telfar Clemens

Outstanding Achievement Award: 

Tommy Hilfiger

The 2021 Fashion Awards were to be hosted by Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winning, and Golden Globe-nominated actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright Billy Porter who invited Elsa Majimbo to accompany him.

From eating crisps on her bed making funny commentaries and skits on popular social media platform Instagram, to the red carpet. Elsa Majimbo has become a household name in the fashion and beauty industry.

At the age of 20, Elsa Majimbo is a 15-time chess champion, a fashion icon and and a role model for those who appreciate her good humour which brought her her unexpected success.

Kenyan comedian Elsa Majimbo at the British Fashion Awards.

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Source: fashionawards