“Can you get me in?” – A phrase which no doubt many people utter before the British Fashion Awards take place. And they just have.
If London Fashion Week is the biggest platform for showing off your talent in the UK, then the British Fashion Awards is the biggest platform to recognise this talent.
The talent that sparkled even brighter than anyone else this year was Stella McCartney, picking up Designer of the Year as well as Designer Brand of the Year. Not too bad for a Tuesday night.
The Pride of Paul
There’s no doubt that Paul McCartney is beaming from ear to ear as his daughter is doing for fashion what he did for music, achieving the highest acclaim in their respective industries. In addition to being voted the top fashion designer in Britain, the awards saw her scoop another gong on behalf of her label.
The year was truly an active one and her design of the Great Britain team kit for the London Olympic Games 2012 definitely landed her an international spotlight to round off a very successful 12 months.
The star-studded awards were packed with fashion enthusiasts and esteemed members of the industry lined the red carpet posing for photographs. A host of celebrities handed out the accolades to 12 other best-in-classers who were honoured over the course of the evening at the extravagant Savoy Hotel in London.
Toast of Hollywood, Salma Hayek, was hand-picked to deliver the most prestigious award of the evening, the Designer of the Year statuette, to McCartney while Samantha Cameron, British Fashion Council ambassador, presented the celebrity favourite, Erdem with the New Establishment award.
More of the Best
After this emphasis on Stella it’s only fair that we mention some of the other top achievers of the night. Here are just a few of the awards for various roles in the fashion industry as well as the winners for 2012:
Manolo Blahnik – Outstanding Achievement in Fashion
Alexa Chung – British Style award
Harold Tillman – Special Recognition award
Here’s to the Year
Tillman is the Chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC) and he recognised that it was an “exceptional year” for fashion in Britain. The awards come not too long after London was announced the Fashion Capital of the World, which is testament to the overall success of the council and he went on to say how the British Fashion Awards provide the perfect conclusion to the year and all the talent, creativity, and inspiration that has been generated.
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This is a guest post. Dave Peterson reckons himself a bit of a fashion guru. He has written a few blog posts on topical matters and his wife over the moon when he asks her to test out some of the latest silk tops.