There’s nothing that means more to us than seeing women empower women and share in their success. Giving us more reason to believe in #GirlLove is the testament of friendship we saw on the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Awards stage. Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex surprised her wedding dress designer, Claire Waight Keller, the Creative Director of luxury fashion label, Givenchy with a prestigious award.
Meghan was the surprise presenter for the evening. She was dressed in a one-shoulder black dress from the same luxury label as she presented the award to her dear friend and wedding dress designer for British Designer Of The Year, Womenswear. The friendship they shared was evidently seen as the two shared a laugh and warm hugs on the Fashion Awards stage. But what hit us in the feels the most was this snippet from Duchess’ speech for Claire Waight Keller.
“Sometimes it’s very personal, sometimes it’s emotional. But for me, this connection is rooted in really being able to understand that it’s about supporting and empowering each other, especially as women. When we choose to wear a certain designer, we’re not just a reflection of their creativity and their vision but we’re also an extension of their values of something in the fabric, so to speak, that is much more meaningful.”
The award honoured Clare for her significant contribution to the industry this year and was chosen as best womenswear designer for the year 2018, as chosen by a panel of over two thousand industry experts. With Meghan cheering her on and her ace style sensibilities we’re sure, Claire Waight Keller will continue to be on top of the fashion game.
Now isn’t this the sweetest thing you’ve read today?