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Luella takes top gong at British Fashion Awards

Luella Bartley was awarded the accolade of Designer of the Year last night at the british Fashion Awards, organised by the British Fashion Council.

Other winners included milliner Stephen Jones, who picked up the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design Award. in recognition of his collaborations with fashion designers and his work in the film, music and dance industries.

Jimmy Choo won the Designer Brand Award and Christopher Bailey, creative director for Burberry was named, Menswear Designer for the second consecutive year.

Matthew Williamson, who yesterday signed a deal to collaborate with H&M, won the Red Carpet Designer Award.

Rupert Sanderson won the Accessory Designer of the Year category.

The Swarovski Emerging Talent Awards went to Louise Goldin for ready-to-wear and to Nicholas Kirkwood for accessories.

Tailor Richard james was recognised with the BFA's first Bespoke Award.

The event took place last night at Lawrence Hall in Westminster in London and was hosted by Mariella Frostrup.

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