Influential fashionistas gathered in London last night (November 23) to celebrate the annual British Fashion Awards. The awards have been celebrating all things fashion since 1989, with awards for creatives, designers and models to name a few.
The awards were hosted by Jack Whitehall at the London Coliseum, and saw International and British fashion figures attend. Naomi Campbell, Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour OBE and Sunderland’s own Gareth Pugh were among those who graced the red carpet. Swarovski joined forces with the British Fashion Awards once again this year to design the glamorous trophies, which were crafted from solid crystal.
Fashion North’s Top 5 favourite Red Carpet Looks from the British Fashion Awards:
Jourdan Dunn arrived at the British Fashion Awards 2015 wearing a Mugler monochrome gown along with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels. Even though her dress was very plain and simply it was very eye catching, with the white bottom half contrasting the plain black halter neck top. The slit within the dress added elegance and confidence but didn’t take the attention away from Jourdan’s natural beauty.
Cheryl Fernandez Versini wore a bespoke Topshop dress along with Sergio Rossi boots and also Monica Vinader jewellery. Her black sheer dress was beautifully embellished with a very delightful colourful floral pattern. We love how unique this dress is, it looks extremely elegant, worn with a plain black pair of high wasted shorts and a bra-let, giving the outfit an edgy look.
Arizona Muse wore a rather unusual yet elegant Ralph & Russo gown with De Beers jewellery and a silver Jimmy Choo clutch. Despite the plain skirt, it is still a very feminine look and the crop top, embellished with silver beading, adds a flirty flare, catches your eye and matches the silver clutch.
The male who’s outfit caught our attention was Lucky Blue Smith who was wearing a very unique metallic blue Tom Ford suit with a purple duo-chrome sheen. Although he wore plain black tailored trousers and also a plain black bow tie, all the attention caught was on the unusual textured blazer. Due to it being a metallic material when the light was on it, multiple colours were recognised making this jacket a statement.
OVERALL BEST DRESSED Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrived wearing a Burberry number, to know surprise as the model / actress has recently been involved within the Burberry Christmas Campaign, along side some of the biggest and best British names from the worlds of acting, fashion and film to star in their new Christmas advert. The pale nude / pink sequinned covered dress has a very simple silhouette with a plunging neck line.
(Words: Ellie Morkel and Faye Storey)
The winners of this years awards are:
Outstanding achievement awards: Karl Lagerfeld
Red Carpet designer: Tom Ford
Womenswear designer: J.W Anderson
Menswear designer: J.W Anderson
Accessory designer: Charlotte Olympia
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Nick Knight
Brand award: Stella McCartney
Establishment designer: Erdem
New Establishment designer: Mary Katrantzou
International designer: Alessandro Michele fro Gucci
Creative Campaign: Burberry
Model: Jourdan Dunn
Emerging accessory designer: Jordan Askill
Emerging Menswear designer: Grace Wales Bonner
Emerging Womenswear designer: Thomas Tait