The British Fashion Council has revealed that Katie Grand will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards 2022 presented by Diet Coke, on Monday 5th December at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Katie will be honoured for her incredible contribution to culture, art, and fashion which has made her one of the most exciting creative visionaries of our time.
I’m delighted to accept this award. The legacy Issy Blow left behind and everything she brought to fashion has always been a massive inspiration to me.Katie Grand
In her role as a highly regarded stylist and creative consultant, Grand has worked on some of the most style-defining shows and campaigns of recent years, working with Prada, Miu Miu, Giles Deacon, Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta, Matty Bovan and Tomo Koizumi. After vanguard work as Fashion Director of Dazed and The Face and launch editor of Another, her magazine portfolio includes the further launch of three wildly influential titles: Perfect, Love and Pop. Since 2020, she has worked with Sarabande, the emerging artists Foundation established by Alexander McQueen.
Grand bridges the gap between counterculture and luxury fashion. She has been credited for the discovery and rise of many era-defining creatives, models, photographers, writers and designers’ careers, including Cara Delevingne, Mert & Marcus, Rasharn Agyemang, Kendall Jenner, Zhonglin and Alasdair McLellan. Highlights from her professional life have recently been collated in the volume, Tears and Tearsheets, published this year in a spirit of independence to which she remains true.
We are thrilled to present the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator to Katie Grand and acknowledge her for her incredible creative contribution to the global fashion industry. Always ahead of the curve, Katie’s work as a stylist and creative consultant has influenced trends and supported the discovery of fresh, new talent. We look forward to celebrating her in London in December.Caroline Rush, British Fashion Council Chief Executive
The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator recognises the very best innovators and creatives in fashion, celebrating invaluable contributions that have changed the entire fashion landscape. With a discerning eye and incessant drive, the recipient of the Award has brought designers’ creations to life and helped create worlds within brands. Their dedication to the craft has garnered legions of fans and their incredible body of work has already left an indelible mark on the entire industry. Previous winners of the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator include IB Kamara, Sam McKnight, Mert & Marcus, Pat McGrath, Nick Knight OBE, Edward Enninful OBE, Lady Amanda Harlech and Professor Louise Wilson OBE.
The Fashion Awards presented by Diet Coke 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.
General tickets for The Fashion Awards 2022 are available here.