There are already so many fashion awards throughout the world, honouring designers, models, photographers and CEO’s of some of the best fashion houses. However, the Green Carpet Fashion Awards seeks out those in fashion who are producing environmentally friendly pieces, and also creating awareness on sustainability in fashion.

These awards were held last night for the closing of Milan Fashion Week, and were attended by some of the best in the business who walked the actual green carpet (made of recycled fishing nets and old carpets by Econyl.) The awards focused on Italian designers, models, etc. but also honoured those who’d made a difference internationally.

Naomi Campbell in Atelier Versace / via Rexfeatures

Gisele Bundchen / via Rexfeatures

The sustainability issue has been highlighted in recent years, as the general need for eco-friendly products and manufacturing has been increased. Fashion houses have developed a bad rep, as the use of denim, leather and fur has been (thankfully) questioned. Whether concerns about their manufacturing processes or on the material itself, fashion houses have been aiming to use recyclable materials or those which aren’t harmful to our ever-changing environment.

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Giulia Violati, Lavinia Biagiotti and Maria Grazia Cucinotta / via Rexfeatures

Attendees included Anna Wintour, Elsa Holsk and Miroslava Duma. Dakota Johnson wore a Gucci gown by Alessandro Michele (who won the joint award of The CNMI Recognition of Sustainability with Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada and Pierpaolo Piccioli) which featured biological silk and made use of recycled plastic, brass and cork. All these materials also have a low impact on the environment. Other designers who created sustainable looks included Ermanno Scervino, Max Mara, Missoni, Prada and Stella McCartney.

Dakota Johnson in Gucci / via Rexfeatures

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For the full list of winners, click here.