Thursday, 29 November 2012

British Fashion Awards 2012 • Awards and Cat Walk

The British Fashion Awards - 2012

This years “British Fashion Awards” was held at The Savoy Hotel and Theatre in London, yesterday on the 27th of November. Gemma Arterton, a British actress, and Nick Grimshar, a British television and radio presenter, were the hosts of the night.
A total of 14 awards were given out to 13 people, as Stella McCartney left with a whopping two awards, Designer of the Year and Designer Brand. 

For the third time running, Alexa Chung picked up the British Style Award. It isn’t surprising as she dresses fashionably, classy, yet brings her personality into what she wears. 

The Emerging Talent Award – Ready to Wear, was given to J.W. Anderson. Not long ago he did a collection for Topshop, and many of the pieces were fresh and inviting.

Sophie Hulme went home with the Emerging Talent Award – Accessories. She is best known for her bag designs.
 The award for the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion, was taken away by Manlo Blahnik CBE. During Manol’s career he has influence the fashion industry of today, and deserves to be recognised for his work.

The Red Carpet Award was given to Roksanda Ilincic. Inconic figures like, the Ducess of Campbridge and MIchelle Obama have been seen her designs, so it was a well earned award. 
A British designer, Nicholas Kirtwood, won the Accessories award. He has come up with many fabulous shoes, jewellery and accessories over some time.

Emerging Talent Award – Menswear, was won by Jonathan Sauders. Over this year, he has broken into the design world creating many lovely pieces.
The chairman of the British Fashion Council, Harold Tillman CBE, was privileged enough to be awarded the Special Recognition award, for his contributions towards British fashion.

The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, was picked up Professor Louise Wilson OBE. This year she celebrated her twentieth year at the Course Director for Fashion MA at the prestige art school, Central Saint Martins. She has been praised for bringing up the biggest names in the fashion world, like, Louise Gray, Christopher Kane and Simone Rocha.

The New Establishment Award was picked up by Erdem. Fairly new in the fashion world, Erdem’s most recent two seasons have hoisted his audience and praise.   

When Cara Delevingne was awarded Best Model, I was in total agreement. Cara is very fresh and over the past year she has given us a taste of her distinctive style. Her Victoria Secret show and Burberry modelling, she has proved her self to the modelling world.
For the second year in a row, Kim Jones received the Menswear Designer award. He is praised for his creations for the Louis Vuitton’s ready to wear line, so this award was earned. 

Designer of the Year: Stella McCartney

Designer Brand: Stella McCartney

New Establishment: Erdem

Menswear Designer: Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton

Emerging Talent Award - Ready-To-Wear: JW Anderson

Emerging Talent Award - Accessories: Sophie Hulme

Emerging Talent Award - Menswear: Jonathan Saunders

Accessory Designer: Nicholas Kirkwood

Red Carpet Award: Roksanda Ilincic

Model: Cara Delevingne

Outstanding Achievement in Fashion: Manolo Blahnik CBE

Special Recognition: Harold Tillman CBE

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Louise Wilson OBE

British Style brought to you by Vodafone: Alexa Chung

One of the best parts of the night is the Red Carpet! Celebrities, designers, and fashion icons, all dress up for the glamorous night. My all time favourite outfit of the night was definitely Gemma Arterton’s, with her Stella McCartney jumpsuit and gorgeous rainbow metallic pumps. This was very closely followed by both of Rita Ora’s outfits. She didn’t disappoint with her first, Vivienne Westwood aqua blue strapless gown, and her second, cream Stella trousers, a knitted top, and rainbow metallic shoes and bag.

What did you think of the ceremony? Did you favourites win?