Britain may take flak for its climate and cuisine, but its clothing is no laughing matter — and the talented designers, models and megabrands that took home trophies from the British Fashion Awards yesterday are proof positive that our cousins across the pond take fashion very seriously.
The British Fashion Council, which sponsors the awards, broke tradition yesterday by giving a posthumous award to Alexander McQueen for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design. It also added two new categories, one for special recognition and another for digital innovation. To find out where your favorite British brand or designer stacks up (or whether they stacked up at all this year), check out the list below, and let us know who you think looked best on the red carpet.
Designer of the Year – Phoebe Philo, Celine
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design – Alexander McQueen
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator – Nicola Formichetti
Special Recognition – Naomi Campbell
Model Award – Lara Stone
British Style Award – Alexa Chung
Accessory Designer Award – Nicholas Kirkwood
Menswear Designer Award – Patrick Grant, E. Tautz
Emerging Talent in Ready to Wear – Meadham Kirchoff
Emerging Talent in Accessories – Husam el Odeh
Digital Innovation Award – Burberry
Designer Brand Award – Mulberry
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
Phoebe Philo Named Designer of the Year at British Fashion Awards [WWD (Subscription Required)]
London fashion honours new stars – and some old ones [The Independent]