Christopher Kane won the coveted prize of womenswear designer of the year, and Christopher Bailey, MBE, for menswear (for Burberry) at this year’s British Fashion Awards at the London Coliseum, while Miuccia Prada won the first International Designer of the Year prize.
Kane was presented his award by Donatella Versace—he had designed for Versus for several years alongside his own label.
Burberry was named Designer Brand of the Year, in a particularly good night at the awards.
Nicholas Kirkwood was named the accessory designer of the year.
As announced earlier, both Kate Moss and Suzy Menkes won special recognition awards, for their 25 years in modelling and journalism respectively. Moss was presented her award by Marc Jacobs.
I-D magazine founders Terry and Tricia Jones received the Outstanding Achievement Award. Terry Jones was a former British Vogue art director, and founded I-D in 1980 with Tricia. It began life as a 40 pp. hand-stapled publication.
Harry Styles won the Vodafone British Style Award, and was presented his prize by Alexa Chung, who had won three times in previous years.
The emerging designer winners were Simone Rocha (for womenswear), Agi & Sam (for menswear), and Sophia Webster (for accessories). J. W. Anderson was the New Establishment award winner, for ‘taking the industry by storm’.
Lady Amanda Harlech was recognized for her creativity and influence, and won the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
Edie Campbell was named model of the year, while Erdem took home the red carpet award for raising its profile in the global media.
Celebrities and designers attending included Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sienna Miller, Tinie Tempah, Amber and Yasmin Le Bon, Daisy Lowe, Pixie Geldof, Rita Ora, Laura Bailey, Suki Waterhouse, Arizona Muse, Clémence Poésy, Caroline Issa, Erdem Moralioglu, Roksanda Ilincić, Dermot O’Leary, Emmanuelle Seigner, Mary Katrantzou, Gwyneth Paltrow, Henry Holland, and Stephen Jones, OBE.
Red carpet interviews and photos (scroll down for awards)
Nick Grimshaw, Kate Moss and Harry Styles on the red carpet
Sienna Miller on the red carpet
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the red carpet
Alexa Chung and Erdem
Red carpet highlights
Christopher Bailey, MBE for Burberry
Misery Bear’s new Kate Moss video
Lady Amanda Harlech
Suzy Menkes, OBE
J. W. Anderson
Agi & Sam
Terry and Tricia Jones
The winners’ circle