One of the most awaited events of fashion idustry, British Fashion Awards was held last night in London amidst a lot of pomp and show. This is a neak peak of what happenend in the award ceremony.
The gala event took place at the famous London Coliseum. At the award ceremony this time, the most prestigious award i.e. designer award for both men and women ‘swear was given to the same person JW Anderson. Never before has any one designer won the award for both the categories. The designer, who is all of 31, faced tough competition against Christopher Kane and Victoria Beckham for women’s wear and Tom Ford and E Tautz for men’s wear respectively. He is known to be a trend setter and hence is a favorite among the press for his remarkable designs for both men and women’s wear.
The designer was elated at receiving the award and the icing on the cake was receiving it from his crush Orlando Bloom. The brand of the year award went to Stella McCartney. However, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders who presented her the award and were dressed hilariously as Absolutely Fabulous characters Patsy and Edina somewhat overshadowed Stella McCartney with their dress and make up.
The red carpet designer award presented by Lucky Blue Smith who is favorite male model of social media went to Tom Ford. However, the award was collected by Lady Gaga as the designer was unable to make it to the award ceremony. Model of the year award was won by Jourdan Dunn and presented by designer Olivier Rousteing who chose to go for a photo on stage with the help of selfie stick.
In the award ceremony, not only the established designers were acknowledged for their contribution to the fashion idustry, but it also saw some of the budding designers being awarded as well. This year’s emerging menswear and women’s wear designers’ award went to Grace Wales Bonner and Thomas Tait respectively. While Kanye West collaborator and Photographer won the Isabella Blow award which is given to fashion creator, singer FKA twigs and Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie was awarded with The British style award which was voted by the public.
Karl Lagerfeld who has nothing to prove to the fashion industry due to his massive achievement in the past years was awarded outstanding achievement award by the most powerful woman of the fashion world Anna Wintour . She was also heard mentioning Karl Lagerfeld to be the “the soul of fashion”.
The Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele was the talk of the award ceremony where he won the international designer award. He had been awarded with the creative director award as well towards the beginning of the year and since then there has been no looking back. Alessandro Michele mentioned that the year had been “a wonderful year” so far for him. Acknowledging his contribution to Gucci, the chairman of the British Fashion Council, Natalie Massenet called him a “phenomenon”.
The total number of guests who attended the award ceremony was 450. Some of the prominent names who who were present were Victoria and David Beckham, Alexa Chung, Samantha Cameron, Liv Tyler and Poppy Delevingne. A fashion show was also held during an interval where music was played by Alison Moyet as models sashayed the ramp to entertain the guests. The event has been taking place since 1989 and sees the who’s who of fashion industry every year. This year was no different. Keep following Movie News Guide for more updates on fashion, movies, celebrities and TV shows.
Picture Source: Facebook/J.W Anderson
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