Monday 5th December

| BY Jack Moss

Fashion Awards 2016: The Countdown


Ten Towers is counting down the hours, minutes, and seconds until this evening’s (newly anointed) Fashion Awards 2016. Which promises to be bigger and better than ever, and in a brand new home – the Royal Albert Hall. For this reason, we are currently lying in a full body wrap whilst having our faces cryogenically frozen. Got to look our best for the red carpet, gorge. So, what can we expect from this evening’s awards? Well, apart from a fabulous roster of very international nominees (find out who here), plenty of fuck off ball-gowns and a shedload of booze, we’ve got a handy crib notes of facts and figures for your pleasure below. This one’s a big’un.

  • £10million to be raised in the next 10 years for the BFC Education Foundation
  • 27,300 grams is the total weight of the 14 Swarovski Crystal awards designed by Mark Newson
  • 8,000 individual Swarovski crystals will be hand-hung on Fredrikson Stallard’s Prologue installation at the front of the Royal Albert Hall
  • 4,000 guests will attend The Fashion Awards
  • 1,960 MAC products are in guests’ goodie bags
  • 1,500 key members of the fashion industry were invited to put forward their preferences for each award category
  • 800 miles is the distance the trophies have travelled from Swarovski’s headquarters in Wattens, Austria to the Royal Albert Hall in London
  • 700 bottles of evian natural mineral water and 700 bottles of Badoit naturally sparkling mineral water will be served
  • 650 Cîroc Vodka Martinis will be shaken to taste by mixologists at the tables and 650 Cîroc Vodka & Lavazza Espresso Martinis will be served after dinner
  • 300 Swarovski crystal strands measuring over 1 kilometre in length will be integrated into the event at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 260 butlers will be working at the event
  • 110 litres of label.m products are in the guests’ goodie bags
  • 100KG of loose Swarovski crystals were used throughout the Royal Albert Hall
  • 100 guests will have their hair styled by TONI&GUY
  • 60 chefs will cook 14 different dishes at dinner
  • 42 nominees and 15 winners
  • 41 countries represented by the voting body
  • 32 years since the first Fashion Award was given by the British Fashion Council
  • 32 Creative Influencers will be celebrated as part of a newly created category
  • 20 fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz cars will ensure guests arrive in comfort and style
  • 20 VIPs will be staying at The Berkeley
  • 19 international nominees

Photograph by Jason Lloyd-Evans, backstage at Loewe SS17