Last night the British Fashion Awards were held at The Savoy. Attended by the great and good in the fashion world, this is another opportunity for British fashion to raise a glass or 3 to celebrate it’s brilliance. We are in the midst of a very exciting period in British fashion where we seem to have matured in to a sophisticated and significant destination on the fashion circuit, at the same time as delivering huge amounts of innovation through an incredible surge of deeply talented new names. Yes indeed, we have got it all going on if we say so ourselves!
So, Stella McCartney was deservedly named Designer of the Year, the highest accolade at the British Fashion Awards. In a brilliant double whammy of fashion approval, her brand was also awarded the Designer Brand prize. Both of these awards reflect the incredible achievements for Stella and her business this year, including her contribution to Team GB at the Olympics. Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou were both finalists for the Designer of the Year award. Alexander McQueen, Burberry and Mulberry were finalists for the Designer Brand award.
Manolo Blahnik CBE received the Outstanding Achievement Award this year. This special award celebrates and recognizes one designer who, throughout their career, has made an impact on the global fashion industry. With a career spanning almost 40 years, Manolo Blahnik certainly fits that criteria. Blahnik is one of the world’s most influential footwear designers and has been British Fashion Awards Accessory Designer of the Year three times in 1990, 1999 and 2003.
“It is a great honour to be receiving this award from the British Fashion Council. To be recognized for doing something I love is really wonderful” – Manolo Blahnik CBE
Congratulations to everyone who was recognized at the British Fashion Awards last night. Its a great time to be part of the British Fashion Industry.
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