The event will take place on Tuesday 5 September 2023 at The Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, London, coinciding with the beginning of Fashion Week events across the world.
Moët & Chandon will also be joining the celebrations as the champagne celebration partner and Snapchat has been announced as a technology partner – bringing an exclusive augmented reality experience for attendees to try out.
ELLE UK has marked a new editorial chapter under Editor-in-Chief, Kenya Hunt, and will now bring back the landmark event to shine a light on the designers, models, and talent reimagining the fashion industry. To celebrate the occasion, there will also be a series of collector’s edition magazine covers for the October issue, out early September.
Building on the success of the last awards held in 2017, the event will celebrate the next generation of British style. Winners will be named in categories spanning creativity, innovation, star power, and community across the worlds of fashion, film, music, and culture.
Kenya Hunt, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE UK says: “The ELLE Style Awards are an iconic part of ELLE’s story. As we evolve our brand and propel it into the future, using our platform to help bring meaningful change in the industry, now feels like a fitting time to revive this powerful event and drive it forward. I am excited to have completely refreshed the awards as an innovative celebration of the next generation of British style.”
Rajni Jacques, Global Head of Fashion & Beauty Partnerships at Snapchat added: “Fashion is all about self-expression and augmented reality is a powerful creative canvas that allows us to explore, engage, experiment, and play with style. We’re thrilled to join forces with ELLE UK’s team to bring the future of fashion and style to life through AR.”
With a view to creating opportunities for the next generation of image-makers, stylists, and designers, ELLE UK will help increase pathways into the fashion world by offering year-long mentorships to emerging talents – offering the chance to contribute to the pages of the magazine, in collaboration with contributing editor and Central Saint Martins’ lecturer Berni Yates.