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British Fashion Award Winners 2014

Tuesday 02 December 2014

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Words Simon Isles

Yesterday’s eve saw the countries best-dressed gather in one room to celebrate yet another year gone by of achievements and greatness. No, I’m not referring to a Spindle party, although I’m positive we would come in at a close second. What I’m talking about is the British Fashion Councils’ British Fashion Awards Ceremony held at the London Coliseum last night.

An evening of beautiful people, dressed in beautiful attire, celebrating the creation of beautiful things, enveloped by a union jack flag with red phone box placed in the corner is a somewhat accurate description of the British Fashion Awards for those who aren’t familiar with the occasion. The slight exaggerations there are thrown in at no extra cost.

After covering the 2014 nominees last month, we were rooting for our faves here at Spindle and we weren’t disappointed. Winners included Marques’Almeida for Emerging Womenswear Designer, Craig Green for Emerging Menswear Designer and Prism for Emerging Accessory Designer. New Establishment Designer Award was presented to Simone Rocha, and Establishment Designer to Preen.

The ‘Big Ones’ of Womenswear Designer, Menswear Designer and Brand award were presented to Erdem, J. W. Anderson and Victoria Beckham respectively.

The only award voted for by the fashion-loving members of the United Kingdom, the British Style Award, was awarded to Emma Watson. Harry Styles passed the torch over to ‘you know that girl from Harry Potter’ who isn’t just ‘that girl from Harry Potter’ anymore. Emma Watson has had a remarkable year with a remarkable wardrobe to match. And I’m totally not jealous she got to hug Harry Styles, like, not at all. Promise.

And not forgetting, the incredible Anna Wintour OBE was presented with her OBE (!!!). Ms. Wintour received a standing ovation as she made her way to the stage at the London Coliseum. Thanking the British fashion scene in her speech for its continued “risk taking and creativity”.

I suppose that marks the end of another magical year of fashion as well as another year beginning. It’s like the New Year for the fashion world. Make sure you check the fashion forecast before you have that New Year clear out though – it’s better to be safe than sorry, right?