Burberry cleaned up at last night’s British Fashion Awards as creative director Christopher Bailey scooped the prize for Designer of the Year and Burberry won Designer Brand of the Year on the back of a triumphant return to London Fashion Week and the impressive sales hike that ensued.
Other celebrated designers included John Galliano, who won the British Fashion Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design and Christopher Kane who took the prize for Collection of the Year.
Peter Pilotto picked up the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Ready to Wear and Holly Fulton won the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Accessories.
The British Fashion Awards, which took place at the Royal Courts of Justice last night, hosted all the big names in UK fashion retail including Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green, Marks & Spencer chief executive Sir Stuart Rose and a who’s who of models and designers.
Other winners included Georgia May Jagger, who won the coveted Model of the Year award and Kate Moss, who picked up the London 25 Award – a new category created to celebrate the 25thanniversary of London Fashion Week and to recognise an individual who embodies the spirit of London’s fashion industry.
American Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington won the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.