Ib Kamara to be Honoured at This Year’s Fashion Awards

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Ib KamaraCourtesy British Fashion Council

The Dazed editor-in-chief will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, for his incredible commitment to “challenging stereotypes and the status quo”

Ib Kamara has been announced as the recipient of this year‘s prestigious Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator. The Dazed editor-in-chief will be given the honour at The Fashion Awards, which are held in London’s Royal Albert Hall at the end of the month.

According to the British Fashion Council (BFC), Kamara was chosen because of his “incredible” contribution to culture, art and fashion, as well as his unwavering “commitment to challenging stereotypes and the status quo.” Caroline Rush, the BFC chief executive, said in a statement that she was “thrilled” to offer him the honour. “Kamara has, through his storytelling and unique point of view, inspired people from all backgrounds to explore fashion, making him hugely respected within the fashion community and a source of inspiration for many generations to come,” Rush said. “We look forward to celebrating with him.”

The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator aims to recognise the most trailblazing talent in the industry (previous winners include Sam McKnight, Mert & Marcus and Dame Pat McGrath, to name just a few). Given Kamara’s reputation for creative innovation, and his immense cultural foresight, he’s a natural choice: before being appointed editor-in-chief at Dazed, he carved a career as one of the industry’s most in-demand stylists, working with photographers like Paolo Roversi and David Sims, as well as artists like Beyoncé, Rihanna and Madonna.

The Fashion Awards 2021 presented by TikTok will take place on November 29 at the Royal Albert Hall, London