How nice for the British Fashion Council to open their invite to the public. Even though we had to pay for it…and what a worth it was, as they treated everyone with a luxurious ‘all-black-everything’ goody bag which featured freebies from their sponsors.
Indeed, Christmas has come early for the some of us.
One Directioner Harry Styles is becoming to be recognised as the British icon to men’s fashion after scooping up the British Style Award. Regardless of the media eyeing his dating movements, one thing we can agree on is that he’s has grown into a very young man with expensive style taste before us. I see fashion pursuits in with this lad.
Agi & Sam have been fully recognised as the winner of the Best Emerging Menswear Brand. The male duo gave their full gratitude to the British Fashion Council as well as their lovely girlfriends. Awww! Also among the Emerging Talent Victory list are Emerging Womenswear winner Simone Rocha and Emerging Accessory Designer Sophia Webster, who thanked her mentors (Nicolas Swarez & Nicolas Kirkwood) and her lovely husband aka business partner. Her sugary take of butterflies, glitter and all things girly has contributed to her creativity of her brand as well as her products. She even looked like a little princess in her beautiful pink dress that is a must-have to very little girl’s wardrobe.
Edie Campbell snatched the Model of the Year from double-champ Cara Develinge. The intellectual and edgy model states that she’s been ‘very lucky’ and that ‘…the past year has been amazing and inspiring.’
Creative Director and CEO of Burberry Christopher Bailey saw his brand scoop the Menswear Designer of the Year Award and Brand of the Year. Presented respectively by Menswear Ambassador, (rapper) Tinie Tempah and Sienna Miller, Bailey highlights is humbling gratitude of ‘working with such a beautiful brand after 160 years.’ Carrying on the night of inspiring speeches was Erdem who won Red Carpet Designer of the Year stating his ‘…privilege of dressing such extraordinary women.’
Miuccia Prada was present to receive her International Designer of The Year Award. Other hot invitees was Donatella Versace herself (yes, THE DONATELLA VERSACE) who saw her closest friend Christopher Kane snap up the Womenswear Designer of the Year. Of course, none can forget the appearance of Marc Jacobs, who presented Kate Moss with the BFC Special Recognition Award. Jacobs highlights that ‘…there may be two Kates, but there’s only one Kate for me.’ Looking fabulous at 40 and of petite height, Kate Moss has set a platform for petite models who have edge. She’s broken boundaries and continues to make her mark in British fashion with her entrepreneurial pursuits and personal style.
Rita Ora makes a fashion comeback following her incident during her fashion photoshoot. Looking glowing, revived and better than ever. With her look having a modernistic take of a classic movie siren.
All of British fashion of individualism, creativity and art stems from the backbones of i-D Magazine founders Terry and Tricia Jones, who brought street fashion, young talent and breakthrough photography to the forefront in a time where British fashion became to establish it’s international identity of being creative, risk-taking yet still making it appealing to the fashion eye. In case you don’t know, they were the ones that started the careers of many fashion designers and models that you know about today. Including Kate Moss, Hussein Chalayan and Paul Smith. They’ve supported a host range of new talent from the get go.
To see the full winners list, please look below
Womenswear Designer of the Year – Christopher Kane
Menswear Designer of the Year – Burberry
International Designer of the Year – Miuccia Prada for Prada
Designer Brand of the Year – Burberry
Accessory Designer of the Year – Nicholas Kirkwood
Emerging Womenswear Designer – Simone Rocha
Emerging Menswear Designer – Agi & Sam
New Establishment Designer – JW Anderson
Model of the Year – Edie Campbell
Red Carpet Award – Erdem
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator – Lady Amanda Harlech
British Style Award brought to you by Vodafone (voted by the public) – Harry Styles
Special Recognition Award – Kate Moss
Special Recognition Award – Suzy Menkes
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion – Terry and Tricia Jones, founders of i-D