In a jam packed hall at Crown Sydney, GQ Australia celebrated the 14th GQ Men of the Year Awards in collaboration with BOSS giving out 17 awards to men who keep the conversation open and try to make Australia a better place.
Among the winners was Greek Australian fashion designer Iordanes Spyridon Gogos who received the ‘Creative Force’ award.
His colourful, wearable art-pieces bear a unique signature while they explore gender fluidity with a sustainable approach. According to GQ, “The designer, along with a host of new talents, is putting forward a new hypothesis for Australian fashion: what if it wasn’t just easy and breezy but bold and fantastical, too?”
Sharing the news on Instagram, Gogos thanked his friends and mentors for all that they do, as well as other men who were awarded on the night.
“The biggest thank you to @gqaustralia @boss for one of the most special nights of my life to date. I’ve never stopped and reflected on the progress of my career as a creative – I rarely stop in general. Being awarded GQ Man of the Year 2022 “Creative Force” amongst a room full of inspiring people was insane. Thank you to everyone who’s been on this journey with me, especially the ones who not only heard my ideas but made them become possible. Creativity is never one person, and in my case, there are hundreds of people who have contributed to me receiving this last night. A huge congratulations to people I’m lucky to call my friends @nathan.mcguire Model of the Year, @rams_deep69 Artist of the Year, @first.nations.fashion.design Fashion Force of the year!!! Thank you to the legend @haydenshapes for presenting the award ❤️”
The winners list of the 2022 awards include GQ Man of the Year – Murray Bartlett; Global Icon – Russell Crowe; Woman of the Year – Olivia DeJonge; Sporting Icon – Dylan Alcott; Actor of the Year – Dacre Montgomery; Artist of the Year – Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran; Solo Artist of the Year – Paul Fisher; International Designer of the Year – Tremaine Emory; Breakthrough Musician of the Year – Budjerah; Fashion Force – First Nations Fashion and Design; Politician of the Year – Anthony Albanese; Breakthrough Actor of the Year – Josh Heuston; Model of the Year – Nathan McGuire; Creative Force – Jordan Gogos; Fashion Icon – Virgil Abloh; Sportsman of the Year – Josh Cavallo; Social Force – Nedd Brockmann.
“We have so much fantastic talent across the country, and the GQ Men of the Year Awards in association with Boss is not simply a fantastic black-tie event, but an opportunity for us to celebrate the individuals who are moving this country forward as role models for the next generation,” GQ Australia editor-in-chief Jake Millar said.