These looks prove the MOBOs has always been the most stylish U.K. awards show

Take a look back at some of the most iconic fashion moments in the history of the awards for Music of Black Origin.

November 29, 2017

Since its inception in 1996, the MOBO [Music Of Black Origin] Awards has provided a vital alternative to mainstream music award ceremonies in the U.K. As founder Kanya King told The FADER in 2016, “MOBO defined a watershed moment in British culture when homegrown urban music was invisible to the mainstream. Its birth inspired a generation that had been excluded to dare to dream.” Not only that: it launched a thousand looks. Ahead of the 2017 ceremony tonight, The FADER is taking a look back at some of our favorite style moments from the MOBO archives.

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Craig David, 2001
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Ms Dynamite, 2002
Lil Kim, 2003
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Estelle, 2005
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Rihanna, 2006
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Amy Winehouse, 2007
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Grace Jones, 2008
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Mel B, 2008
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FKA twigs, 2015
These looks prove the MOBOs has always been the most stylish U.K. awards show