British Fashion Awards 2013

Last night saw the beautiful style set flock to The London Coliseum for the 25th British Fashion Awards.  Like the Oscars of the UK style industry, this annual event acknowledges the work of the finest talent in the business. A who’s who of top designer names graced the red-carpet with Miuccia Prada, Donatella Versace, Marc Jacobs and Christopher Bailey all putting in a stylish turn.

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Miuccia Prada (Photo: Getty on Elleuk.com)

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Marc Jacobs and Alexa Chung in Stella McCartney dress (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

Hosted by Jack Whitehall – surely a bit of a coup for the talented young comedian – the celebrity attendees included Kate Moss (who collected a well-deserved special recognition award), Sienna Miller, Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley, Gwyneth Paltrow and Rita Ora.

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Kate Moss in Alexander McQueen and Rita Ora in Vivienne Westwood (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

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Sienna Miller in Burberry (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com)

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Antonio Berardi (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

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Laura Bailey in Roksanda Illincic (Photo: PA on vogue.co.uk)

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Suki Waterhouse in Burberry (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

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Stella Tenant in Alexander McQueen (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

Representing the boys were the ever-dapper Tinie Tempah and man-of-the-moment Harry Styles, who lived up to his name by picking up the British Style Award (as voted by the public).  Don’t you think there is more than a touch of the young Mick Jagger about the popular One Directioner?

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Harry Styles in Saint Laurent (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com)

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Tinie Tempah in Burberry with Christopher Bailey (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com)

Below is a list of the winners on the night, which include the fantastic Christopher Kane (Womenswear Designer of the Year), the dramatic yet elegant work of Erdem (Red Carpet Award) and my fave shoe-goddess Sophia Webster (Emerging Accessory Designer).  The founders of fashion bible i-D magazine, Terry and Tricia Jones, were honoured with the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion award for their tremendous and inspirational contribution to the industry over the last 30 years.  After all, what fashionista hasn’t scoured their cutting-edge pages and who isn’t familiar with their notorious wink covers (as parodied by Terry below)…

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Erdem with Clemence Posey in one of his designs (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com)

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Jade Parfitt in Christopher Kane (Photo: Getty on vogue.co.uk)

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Sophia Webster collects her Emerging Accessory Designer award (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com)

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Stunning shoes from Sophia Webster’s forthcoming SS14 collection 

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i-D magazine founders Terry and Tricia Jones (Photo: Getty on elleuk.com) 

For further coverage, images and a list of awards go to www.britishfashionawards.com, where you will also find a fab video of the red carpet arrivals http://www.britishfashionawards.com/content.aspx?CategoryID=945

List of British Fashion Awards Winners 2013

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

Emerging Accessory Designer – Sophia Webster

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

Further information (and images) can be found at:

http://www.elleuk.com/star-style/red-carpet/british-fashion-awards-the-winners-burberry-prada-j-w-anderson-simone-rocha-kate-moss#image=1

http://www.vogue.co.uk/spy/celebrity-photos/2013/12/2/british-fashion-awards-2013/gallery/1080004

One for the boys

The last three days saw London play host to a bevy of beautiful men & supreme fashion talent in the biannual London Collections Men. The sister (or brother) of London Fashion Week, this menswear only special showcased a wealth of British talent, from emerging designers to established Savile Row heavyweights. The three day event presented the collections for Spring Summer 2014 (a whopping 12 months ahead!) so all you eagle-eyed gents know what to keep an eye out for in the coming year.

With Savile Row tailors Hardy Amies & Richard James, & big name brands Burberry Prorsum & Tom Ford, the shows attracted the cream of male British style – the boldly colourful Tinie Tempah, the handsome & groomed David Gandy, & housewife & teen favourite Harry Styles. The featured image is from Burberry Prorsum SS14, as designed by the fantastic Christopher Bailey, who has declared that next year you will mainly be wearing contrasting pastels, polka dots & stripes. Together. That should divide the men from the boys…

http://www.londoncollections.co.uk/men