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Image - Anna Wintour OBE & Karl Lagerfeld at the BFA 2015 / Source - Mike Marsland, British Fashion Council
 
Last night saw the annual British Fashion Awards take place, a ceremony that brings together la crème-de-la-crème of British fashion in order to honour some of the key figures of the industry.  
 
From a total of 45 nominees, over 800 industry experts selected 16 winners in a voting process. The final selection was revealed last night, in front of an celebrity-studded audience of over 2,000 guests. 


Image - Jonathan Anderson / Source - Mike Marsland, British Fashion Council
 
Awards went to London Fashion Week favourites Mary Katrantztou and Erdem, but it was J.W. Anderson who really stole the limelight by taking home, not one, but two awards. The Irish designer earned himself the accolade of Womenswear Designer of the Year, as well as Menswear Designer of the Year for his luxury fashion label.
 
Designers from UK-based luxury fashion brands weren’t the only people to be honoured and other awards were also given to international designers. Alessandro Michele was voted International Designer of the year for his work at Gucci, having shot to fame when he took over from Frida Giannini as Creative Director. Meanwhile, Anna Wintour presented Karl Lagerfeld with the Outstanding Achievement Award for a career in the fashion industry that has spanned more than fifty years. Natalie Massenet MBE commented: “Karl Lagerfeld defines outstanding. He is the champion of excellence, the master of the exceptional and one of the most iconic figures globally from our industry.”
 
 
The full list of winners is as follows:
 
Emerging Womenswear Designer: Thomas Tait
Emerging Menswear Designer: Grace Wales Bonner
Emerging Accessory Designer: Jordan Askill
Red Carpet: Tom Ford
Model: Jourdan Dunn
Outstanding Achievement: Karl Lagerfeld
Creative Campaign: Burberry
International Designer: Alessandro Michele for Gucci
New Establishment Designer: Mary Katrantzou
Establishment Designer: Erdem
Brand: Stella McCartney
Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator: Nick Knight OBE
British Style – Fashion Innovator: FKA twigs
British Style - Red Carpet Ambassador: Gwendoline Christie
Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia
Menswear Designer: J.W.Anderson
Womenswear Designer: J.W.Anderson