Last night a crowd of some seriously talented and stylish people arrived at the Savoy Hotel for the 2010 British Fashion Awards.
The ceremony opened with the screening of Nick Knight’s tribute film for Alexander McQueen who received an honorary Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design award.
The big winner last was Phoebe Philo who was named Designer of the Year. She did bring back minimalism after all. Winner hopefuls were the likes of Christopher Kane and Erdem.
Emerging Talent of the Year award in the Ready-to-Wear category went to Meadham Kirchhoff who can make you smell botanical gardens on the runway.
Nicholas Kirkwood, who collaborated with innumerable designers on runway shoes this season, took home Accessory Designer of the Year award; E. Tautz‘s Patrick Grant won for Men’s Wear Designer, and Mulberry won for Designer Brand.
Models and fashionistas took home some awards too. Alexa Chung received an award for British Style; Naomi Campbell‘s 25-year career didn’t go unnoticed and won the Special Recognition Award, and Lara Stone was named Model of the Year.
Burberry walked away with what seems like a completely made up award – the Digital Innovation Award. I suppose it’s for their “innovative” “3D” banners?
Incidentally, Lady Gaga’s style was indirectly awarded as well – Nicola Formichetti, Gaga’s stylist and the man who basically created her, won the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.