On Monday 10th December, Slingsby were proud Spirits Partner to the prestigious Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski, which recognises creativity and innovation in fashion.

The Royal Albert Hall in London welcomed a global mix of 4,000 guests, including key players from the fashion industry as well as members of the public and fashion students to celebrate exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion over the past 12 months; as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.


Slingsby designed a bespoke cocktail menu for the evening and our cocktails were served on a arrival, during dinner and at the after party which included a Spiced Negroni, Espresso Martini, Rhubarb Gin-gerbread martini and a Vodka Rose. We have included the recipes for you below– why not recreate these at home over the festive period? We also placed bottles of Slingsby Gin in the goody bags for guests to take home and enjoy.


Fashion’s royalty turned out to celebrate the short listers and winners of fifteen awards, ten of which were voted for by a global panel of 2,000 key industry opinion formers and five Special Recognition Awards. Each winner was given a unique Swarovski crystal trophy, designed by Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE. The winners were as follows:

2018 Trailblazer: Kim Jones
Presented by Robert Pattinson

Urban Luxe: Virgil Abloh for Off-White
Presented by Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Accessories Designer of the Year: Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Presented by Edie Campbell & Riz Ahmed

Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Dame Vivienne Westwood
Presented by Jerry Hall

Business Leader: Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Presented by Saoirse Ronan

Special Recognition Award for Innovation: Parley for the Oceans
Presented by Doutzen Kroes

British Emerging Talent Menswear: Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*
Presented by Virgil Abloh & Winnie Harlow

British Emerging Talent Womenswear: Richard Quinn
Presented by Karen Elson & Matthew Healy

British Designer of the Year Menswear: Craig Green for CRAIG GREEN
Presented by Poppy Delevingne

British Designer of the Year Womenswear: Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
Presented by Rosamund Pike

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Mert & Marcus
Presented by Kate Moss and Penélope Cruz

Brand of the Year: Gucci
Presented by Lana Del Rey

Model of the Year: Kaia Gerber
Presented by Rita Ora

Outstanding Achievement: Miuccia Prada
Presented by Uma Thurman and Steve McQueen

Designer of the Year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
Presented by Brooke Shields

The Fashion Awards is the main fundraiser for the BFC, a not for profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. The BFC’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives which focus on education, business and mentoring schemes that support talent from school level and emerging designers to fashion start-ups and established brands. In 2017, the BFC raised over £2.2 million for its charities and business support initiatives and in the twelve months to March 2018 has allocated a further £1.1 million in grants to designer businesses to support these efforts.

To watch the event highlights, please click here

Slingsby Cocktails:

Slingsby Rose
25ml Slingsby Vodka
10ml Rose Water
Top with Fentimans Botanical Tonic Water
Garnish with rose petals and cucumber ribbon, served as a long drink or in a rocks glass

Spiced Negroni
30ml Slingsby London Dry Gin
30ml Vermouth
30ml Campari
Garnish with (burnt) rosemary and a grapefruit twist and served in a smoked rocks glass

Espresso Martini
30ml Slingsby Vodka
20ml Kahlua
30ml Coffee
10ml Vanilla Monin
5ml Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract 
Needs to be shaken with 3 cardamom pods and a pinch of salt, served in a martini glass

Slingsby Gin-gerbread Man
50ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin
20ml King’s Ginger Liqueur
20ml Lime juice
Finely strain into a chilled coupe glass coated with icing and crushed gingerbread