Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023

Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

From Emma Corrin and Ayo Edebiri to Thom Browne and Mae Martin, introducing all the talent who collected Golden Picantes at last night’s ceremony at DUMBO House

Friday 8 September 2023   By Soho House   Photography by David Cabrera and Jutharat 'Poupay' Pinyodoonyachet

We rolled out the red carpet for the second Soho House Awards at DUMBO House in New York last night. Powered by Porsche, the event was produced to celebrate breakthrough artists and household names from every creative industry.    

Winners were named across 10 categories, including music, art, changemakers and theatre performance, as well as our brand-new Unsung Hero category, honouring one of our Soho House mentees-turned-mentor. 

Playwright, actor and philanthropist Jeremy O. Harris was our host for the night, while the winners were announced by the likes of Alan Cumming, Kaia Gerber, Oscar Isaac and Karen Pittman, and the audience enjoyed Patrón cocktails and Rock Angel rosé.

Scroll down to see the winners – with highlights of the ceremony itself across all Soho House digital platforms, including Instagram.

Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

Top: actor Haley Lu Richardson
Above: Emma Watson and her brother Alex; entrepreneur Everette Taylor

Breakthrough Entrepreneur 
Emma Watson and Alex Watson 
The siblings have created a sustainable gin brand called Renais, derived from grape skins that are usually discarded in the traditional wine-making process. The gin will be sold at UK Soho Houses from this month.

Entrepreneur 
Everette Taylor 
The CEO of Kickstarter and the first Black person to be on its executive team. Under his leadership, it was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential Companies.

Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

Filmmaker Dave Free with Velma Simmons, Soho House’s Director of Membership and Communications, UK; designer Dana Arbib

Creator 
Dave Free
American filmmaker and executive, best known for his creative and business partnership with artist, Kendrick Lamar, and directing three of his award-winning visuals.

Breakthrough Creator in association with Soho Home
Dana Arbib 
Known for her one-of-a-kind, oversized glass creations, her sculptures, vessels and vases brought glass blowing into a new stratosphere that straddles fine art, craftwork and design objects.

Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

Fashion designers Thom Browne and Taofeek Abijako with their Golden Picante awards

Fashion Designer 
Thom Browne 
A Founder member of Soho House New York, he is celebrated as much for his runway presentations in Paris – where he recently showed his first couture collection – as he is for his reinvention of the classic American uniform.

Breakthrough Fashion Designer 
Taofeek Abijako 
The Brooklyn-based designer launched Head of State from his bedroom, while still a senior at Albany High School. Aged just 19, he became the youngest ever designer to show at New York Fashion Week.

Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

Comedian Mae Martin and creative director Aurora James relax after receiving their awards

Changemaker 
Mae Martin 
The award-winning comedian, actor, screenwriter and author is known for their authentic, unapologetic humour. They consistently support, inspire and represent the wider LGBTQIA2S+ community.

Breakthrough Changemaker 
Aurora James 
The creative director, activist and designer founded the label Brother Vellies. In 2020, she launched the Fifteen Percent Pledge, urging major retailers to commit 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses following the death of George Floyd.

Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

Actor Nabhaan Rizwan arrives and producer Saidah Belo-Osagie shows off her award

59% Gen Now Award 
Nabhaan Rizwan 
The British actor made his screen debut as the lead role in the BBC crime drama Informer. He’s also starred in Mogul Mowgli opposite Riz Ahmed, the series The Accident and the HBO miniseries Station Eleven.

Golden Picante Unsung Hero 
Saidah Belo-Osagie 
The producer, director and writer hosts and produces Afrobeats Futura – a series of events held at our Houses, providing a platform for artists inspiring and educating the New York community. Saidah started her journey at Soho House on Soho Mentorship – our mentoring programme designed to support young creatives from underrepresented backgrounds.

Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

Ghetto Gastro are all smiles after their win; La Fête du Rosé founder Donae Burston with his wife

Tastemaker 
Ghetto Gastro 
The culinary collective has taken an innovative approach to blending fine dining, fashion, music, art and activism, cementing the chefs at the forefront of culture.

Breakthrough Tastemaker 
Donae Burston 
After 15 years in the premium wine industry, Burston created La Fête du Rosé with the belief that there should be more Black and brown people within the space, aiming to broaden the audience of the wine market.

Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

Artist Laurie Simmons; b. chehayeb celebrates her win

Artist, powered by Porsche  
Laurie Simmons 
The photographer and filmmaker’s feminist works critique the conformity of consumerism. Her work is exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art and she is part of The Pictures Generation – a group of American artists who emerged in the 1970s.

Breakthrough Artist, powered by Porsche   
b. chehayeb 
The artist is best known for his paintings, prints and drawings that reconstruct dreams and sensory experiences within semi-abstract works full of colour and texture.

Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

Actors Paul Mescal and Ayo Edebiri pose for their photo moment

Actor
Paul Mescal 
Bursting onto the acting scene just a few years ago in Normal People, Mescal landed his first Oscar® nomination for Best Actor this year, followed by an Olivier Award for his role as Stanley Kowalski in the recent West End production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Breakthrough Actress 
Ayo Edebiri 
The American actor, writer, comedian and producer is best known for her roles in The Bear, as Missy in Big Mouth, and Comedy Central’s Up Next. She is also co-host of the podcast Iconography with Olivia Craighead.

Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House
Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House

Above: singer Ama Lou; The White Lotus star Haley Lu Richardson

Breakthrough Music Artist 
Ama Lou 
Drake declared the acclaimed singer-songwriter one of the inspirations for his 2018 album Scorpion. She recently released her new album I Came Home Late.

Standout Performance
Haley Lu Richardson 
The breakout star of one of the most talked about – and most memed – TV shows of 2022, The White Lotus.

Meet the winners of the Soho House Awards 2023 | Soho House