Celebrating their quarter century, a whole bevy of British beauties descended upon theLondon Colliseum on Monday night for the much-anticipated 2013 British Fashion Awards. What I love about the British fash pack, is that they never arrive at awards show looking too over done. This year (with the exception of Rita Ora and Rosie Hunting-Whitely who perhaps tried a bit harder) the fashionistas arrived ready to let their dishevelled bed head hair down (rose-gold ombre hair in Sienna Miller’s case!) and wearing couture and designer gowns with the perfect nonchalance. These are some cool cats.
Above: (Clockwise) L-R: Kate Moss (in Alexander McQueen) and Rita Ora (in Vivienne Westwood), Alexa Chung in Stella McCartney, Laura Bailey (in Roksanda Ilincic) and Rosie Huntington-Whitely (in Antonio Beradi).
Above: My favourite look of the night was 21 year old Suki Waterhouse who wore a plunging lilac lace Burberry dress, accessorized with a Smythson clutch and a Noor Fares dangling necklace. The model wore her ash blonde hair in a scruffy up-do.
Amusingly, having scooped the last three British Style Awards herself, Alexa Chung passed the style baton on to none other than Harry Styles! I wasn't entirely aware that it was fashion that ol'Harry was known best for... Perhaps that's what the kids are calling it these days. In any event, the award obviously must now be retitled the British Styles Award?!
Above (Clockwise L-R): Lily Donaldson (in Marc Jacobs), Harry Styles (in Saint Laurent byHedi Slimane), Sienna Miller (in Burberry), Model of the Year Edie Campbell (in Louis Vuitton) and Poppy Delevingne (in Emilia Wickstead).
Above: Kate Moss, synonymous with British style, received a special recognition award celebrating her success in the fashion industry. Discovered at 14 years old and turning 40 next month, this does beg the question, why did this take so long?! Congrats KM!
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Womenswear Designer of the Year - Christopher Kane
Menswear Designer of the Year - Burberry
International Designer of the Year - Miuccia Prada for Prada
Designer Brand of the Year - Burberry
Accessory Designer of the Year - Nicholas Kirkwood
Emerging Womenswear Designer - Simone Rocha
Emerging Menswear Designer - Agi & Sam
New Establishment Designer - JW Anderson
Model of the Year - Edie Campbell
Red Carpet Award - Erdem
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator - Lady Amanda Harlech
British Style Award brought to you by Vodafone (voted by the public) - Harry Styles
Special Recognition Award - Kate Moss
Special Recognition Award - Suzy Menkes
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion - Terry and Tricia Jones, founders of i-D
Above (R-L): Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, Suzy Menkes OBE, Lady Amanda Harlech,J.W. Anderson with model & Arizona Muse, Simone Rocha and Tim Walker.