On December 5, the British Fashion Council held its annual The Fashion Awards ceremony, where Ukrainian stylist and founder of Bettter brand Julie Pelipas was honored. She received an award in the «Leaders of Change, People» category. Canadian designer and founder of Brother Vellies brand Aurora James, British stylist who dresses Harry Styles, Harry Lambert, disability rights activist Sinéad Burke and Brazilian photographer Rafael Pavarotti were also noted in the same nomination
The award was presented to Pelipas by Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue. Receiving the award, Julie thanked the people of Great Britain for their support and invited everyone to the upcoming victory celebration in Ukraine.
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The British Fashion Council noted the leaders of change in two more categories, such as «Creativity» (here among the winners were Raf Simons and Alessandro Michele) and «Environment» (where one of the winners was Marine Serre).
Winners in other categories:
Designer of the Year — Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli.
Model of the Year Award — Bella Hadid.
Independent British Brand — Wales Bonner.
Special Recognition Award for Cultural Curation — Jefferson Huck, creative director and co-founder of Dazed Media.
Fashion Award for Metaverse World and Gaming Experience — Burberry.
The full list of winners can be found on The Fashion Awards website.
Julie Pelipas is a Ukrainian stylist and former fashion director of Vogue Ukraine (she worked there from 2013 to 2021). She founded upcycled brand Bettter in 2020. The company adheres to the principles of sustainability, and takes fabrics for clothes from second hand shops, markets or factory stocks. All clothes are sewn in Ukraine.
In the summer of 2022, Pelipas styled Olena Zelenska’s shoot, which was created for American Vogue by Annie Leibovitz.