The British Fashion Awards is undeniably the hottest night in the calendar, and last night’s style-off proved just why the fashion-forward Brits are at the top of the game.
Tuesday, marked a yet another momentous evening in British fashion history, as Britain’s leading ladies (and ahem, David Gandy) arrived at the red-carpet affair, to honor the greatest fashion talents the island has to offer. And sheesh, was it a night to remember! So… let’s take a look at who won what?
She’s beautiful, she’s stylish, and busy stealing the world’s hearts with her quirky sense of humour, and if thatwasn’tenough, FashionTV’s First Face runner-up, Cara Delevingne took home the award for Model of the Year.
And we have to say, itdidn’tcome as much of a surprise! The newly crowned Victoria’s Secret Angel dominated a total of 39 runway shows over the Spring 2013 fashion season, as well as scoring top modelling campaigns like Chanel and Burberry. And modelling aside, Delevingne is a born entertainer; her daily Twitter feeds alone are keeping the FashionTV office entertained and informed… move over BBC…aren’tthey your policies?!
Alex Chung Scores A Hat-trick
It’s the only award voted for by the British public, and 2012 marks the third year running that ardent fashion followers have ratified the urban-cool presenter and British Vogue contributor, Alex Chung, Style Icon status at the BFA’s.
Alexa takes the Style Icon gong for a third year in a row
This year there was barely a fashion week that went unseen without fashionista Ms Chung gracing the front row with her modish presence. And when she isn’t busy seeing or being seen, the British Fashion Council’s Style Ambassador is collaborating on collections, DJing, writing a style book, modelling, and being an all round style idol!
Mad For McCartney
With a slew of A-list guests arriving at the awards ceremony dressed in Stella McCartney, it was little wonder that the British fashion maven took home not one, but TWO awards at the BFA’s last night; British Designer of the Year, presented by Salma Hayek (who also wore McCartney), and Designer Brand Award.
“”You can just feel the energy of the people being so proud of being British and of being so ready to be the best at everything!” says Hayek.
Salma Hayek poses with McCartney, at the BFA’s @StellaMcCartney
McCartney’s contribution to the British Fashion industry continues to grow from strength to strength. This year alone, she has designed the Team GB Olympic kit, has dressed fashion royalty (literally) Kate Middleton, and seen her designs feature at many a Hollywood premiere. And we have no doubt, her sports-elegant designs will be gracing the red carpet at the upcoming Academy Awards too!
Meanwhile, J.W Anderson scooped the award for Emerging Talent of the Year, Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton won Menswear Designer Award, Sophie Hulme wasrecognizedas top Emerging Talent for Accessories, Jonathan Saunders took the accolade as Emerging Talent for Menswear, Roksanda Ilincic was honored for her contribution to the Red Carpet, Erdem took the gong for New Establishment… and last but not least… the winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award is… Manolo Blahnik!
Sound’s to us like a good night all round! Congratulations to all the winners from FashionTV!
Who rocked the red-carpet at the British Fashion Awards 2012?
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Cara Delevingne Wins Model Of The Year, Alexa Chung Is British Style Icon, & Stella McCartney Takes Home Two Gongs!