The British Fashion Council (BFC) and Swarovski commissioned Sir David Adjaye to create the crystal trophy for The Fashion Awards 2018. The crystal trophy is a symbolic memento and each year the BFC and Swarovski collaborate with a world-renowned designer to create a bespoke trophy for The Fashion Awards. In 2016, the trophy was designed by Marc Newson CBE, followed by John Pawson in 2017.
The Fashion Awards 2018 trophy is a study of form and material. Optical effects are achieved through geometry which amplify the refraction, distortion and reflection of the Swarovski crystal material. The six-sided column design tapers upward to create a dynamic form of triangular facets utilizing Swarovski’s innovative Wave Cut technology to achieve multiple concave surfaces. These surfaces, combined with the prismatic geometry, create beautiful and unexpected refractions. The trophies have been handcrafted from crystal by Swarovski’s master cutters at the company’s headquarters in Wattens, Austria.