British Fashion Awards crowns UK talent

Tuesday, 02 December 2014
It was an evening full of surprises at the British Fashion Awards, which were hosted at the London Coliseum on Monday evening. The big wins on the night saw Canadian-born Erdem Moralioglu taking home Designer of the Year and new Loewe creative head JW Anderson crowned Menswear Designer of the Year.


Anna Wintour received Outstanding Achievement Award

US Vogue editor Anna Wintour received an Outstanding Achievement award, presented to her by John Galliano, who in his speech thanked Wintour and said she “reached out to me when I had become an outcast. No words can express my gratitude to her.”

Elsewhere Victoria Beckham was awarded Brand of the Year and Anya Hindmarch won Accessories Brand of the Year.

International Designer was Nicolas Ghesquière in honour of his first year at the helm of Louis Vuitton. The French luxury house also won the award for best Creative Campaign.

Marques'Almeida was awarded Emerging Womenswear as Craig Green took the Emerging Menswear prize. Emerging Accessory Designer went to a former WGSN fashion editor Anna Laub for her eyewear brand Prism.

The Model of the Year Award went to Cara Delevingne, presented to her by her sister Poppy Delevigne, having fronted campaigns for Burberry, Chanel, Fendi and H&M, while Emma Watson won the public vote as most stylish celebrity.

Red Carpet Designer was Alexander McQueen.

The late professor Louise Wilson was honoured during the ceremony with a lineup ofmodels wearing looks by designers she had taught as course director for the M.A. fashion program at Central Saint Martins. Models wore looks by designers including Christopher Kane and Mary Katrantzou, while the soundtrack featured “Remember Me” by Diana Ross, and words from Samuel L. Jackson.

The Special Recognition award went to veteran fashion photographer Chris Moore; the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator was presented W Magazine style director Edward Enninful; New Establishment award went to Simone Rocha.

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