Words Helen Jennings Pictured Ozwald Boateng at AMFW 2012 Photography Simon Armstrong
AMFW 2012 was crowned by the ARISE Magazine Fashion Awards 2012 on Sunday night. The 10 winners were announced minutes after the final show by ARISE international managing director Penny McDonald. Supermodel Alek Wek presented each with a Lalique trophy and bottle of champagne.
It was an emotional moment for many of the recipients. Georgie Baddiel, who won Model of the Year, said “I dedicate this award to all of the models from Lagos. This is how I started. Believe.” Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi took her award for Style Icon of the Year, saying “Thank you Nigeria. Thank you Nduka. This is for black Africa.” Womenswear Designer of the Year, Tsemaye Binitie meanwhile could barely speak at all he was so choked up.
Here’s a full list of who the ARISE team deemed the crème de la crème of the week:
Designers of the Year: Maki Oh and KLûK CGDT
Style Icon of the Year: Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi
Male Model of the Year: Dudley O’Shaughnessy
Female Model of the Year: Georgie Baddiel
Menswear Designer of the Year: PETROU\MAN
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Tsemaye Binitie
Fashion Brand of the Year: Temple Muse
Innovative Designers of the Year: Odio Mimonet and David David
Emerging Designer of the Year: Loza Maléombho
Young Designer of the Year: LaQuan Smith
Lifetime Achievement Award: Ozwald Boateng
It was also announced who would be going to the ARISE New York Fashion Week show for spring/summer 2013 show this September. The luck five are: