Erykah Badu arrives on the red carpet at the 2017 British Fashion Awards which were held at the Royal Albert Hall. Winners included Model of the Year Adwoa Aboah, Style Icon Donatella Versace, Designer of the Year Raf Simons and Stella McCartney with the Special Recognition Award For Innovation. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 4th December 2017
The regal British brand picked up two of the evening's biggest awards.
Last night's British Fashion Awards ceremony at London's Coliseum were a characteristically glamorous affair yet the annual event was bigger and more publicised than ever before, showing the spotlight on the British fashion industry is only growing brighter. Hundreds of A-list celebrity guests, fashion royalty, and industry bigwigs piled into the Coliseum ready to celebrate what has been another considerably successful year in fashion by awarding those at the forefront.
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"London is renowned as the fashion world's capital of ideas and innovation and the winners of the emerging talent awards reinforce this reputation," reads the British Fashion Awards in a statement, praising the outstanding winners.
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Ah, it's that time of year again, when the London's fashion glitterati descend on The Savoy Hotel to try outdo each other with their designer dresses, towering heels and flashy bags. Actually, it was a little more elegant than that this year, with some of the leading names in British fashion turning out for annual event. Sure, that Nick Grimshaw guy was there, but he kind of had to be given that he was hosting.
The evening saw 14 awards presented to leading figures in fashion, with Stella Mccartney scooping the top accolade of Designer of the Year. Outstanding Achievement went to Manolo Blahnik for his contribution to fashion, while Jonathan Saunders won the Emerging Talent (Menswear) Award (presented by Ronnie Wood). So that's the boring ones out of the way: who won the exciting stuff? Model of the Year went to the new darling of British fashion Cara Delevingne, who pretty much dominated the fashion stakes on the evening too. The 20-year-old wore a metallic green shift dress by Burberry with silver peep-toe heels. It was big night for the Burberry star, who graced the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in November. She was joined by her close pal Rita Ora, who opted for an aqua gown by Vivienne Westwood before later dressing down with cream trousers and knitted top. Delevingne became the face of the fashion house in 2010 though has also appeared in high profile campaigns for H&M, Zara and Chanel. She appeared in a huge 31 shows at London Fashion Week in September, modelling for the likes of Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi and Stella McCartney.