2012 british fashion awards

Alexa Chung, Stella McCartney, and Cara Delevingne Win British Fashion Awards

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Thirteen lucky fashion folk took home trophies from this year’s British Fashion Awards, held at the swanky Savoy Hotel in central London this evening. Stella McCartney was the night’s biggest winner, with both the Designer of the Year and Designer Brand of the Year awards going to her. Guests at the event included Samantha Cameron, Sarah Burton, Valentino, and outgoing British Fashion Council chair Harold Tillman, who received a Special Recognition award for his work growing the country’s fashion industry both at home and internationally. Princess Beatrice presented his award; no confirmation yet as to whether she braved another big, pseudo-vaginal hat. (But fingers crossed.)

Manolo Blahnik won 2012’s Outstanding Achievement in Fashion award; Cara Delevingne’s meteoric rise got her crowned Model of the Year; and Erdem landed the New Establishment title. Oh, and for the third year running — out of three years total, no less — Alexa Chung won the British Style award, beating the likes of Florence Welch, David Gandy, Daphne Guinness, and Kate Middleton. But don’t worry about the duchess — at least she made the short list right off the bat this year. Onward and upward, third time’s the charm, tallyho, etc., etc.

British Style Award: Alexa Chung
Outstanding Achievement Award in Fashion: Manolo Blahnik CBE
Special Recognition AwardHarold Tillman CBE
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Louise Wilson OBE, Edward Enninful, Katie Grand
Designer of the Year AwardStella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Mary Kantrantzou
New Establishment Award: Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Meadham Kirchhoff
Menswear Designer Award: Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Richard James, Oliver Spencer
Model Award: Cara Delevingne, David Gandy, Jourdan Dunn
Red Carpet Award: Roksanda Ilincic, Alessandra Rich, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham
Emerging Talent Award, RTW: J. W. Anderson,  Michael van der Ham, Simone Rocha
Emerging Talent Award, Accessories: Sophie Hulme, Dominic Jones, Jordan Askill
Emerging Talent Award, Menswear: Jonathan Saunders, Agi & Sam, Lou Dalton
Accessory Designer Award: Nicholas Kirkwood, Katie Hillier, Philip Treacy 
Designer Brand Award: Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Mulberry

Chung, McCartney Win British Fashion Awards