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Announcing the Design Awards 2016 winners, the new issue of Wallpaper*, which is out on newsstands today, is a celebration of the best examples of design over the past year. This marks the 12th edition of the prestigious Design Awards, with awards going to fashion, architecture and technology, amongst other things. 
 
This year, judges included jewellery designer Delfina Delettrez, who opened a store on Mount Street last year, as well as actor Eddie Redmayne and designer Patrica Urquiola (named Designer of the Year 2015, along with Konstantin Grcic). Talking to Wallpaper*, Delettrez said: “I appreciate the idea that design can embrace so many different categories and visions.”
The Design Awards encompass a total of 11 categories, including Best New Restaurant and Best City. The Best Designers of the Year title went to Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, for the Samsung Serif television. 
 

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture AW15

Fashion gets its own fair share of recognition in the Design Awards 2016. Céline’s Phoebe Philo was presented with the award for best womenswear for Autumn-Winter 15, piping other luxury fashion brands to the post (finalists included Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Marni). Meanwhile Ermenegildo Zegna’s Autumn-Winter 15 Couture collection, which was designed by Stefano Pilati, scooped the best menswear accolade. 
 
Apple’s foray into luxury didn’t go unnoticed either: the Apple Watch Hermès, a collaboration between the tech giant and luxury fashion house, was awarded the Life Enhancer of the Year award. The watch was released in September, only a few months after the launch of the famous Apple Watch.
 
It’s also important to note that fashion isn’t necessarily always about clothes and accessories. In fact, the award for the best new public building went to the Fondazione Prada, designed by Rem Koohlas, with a 50s inspired café by Wes Anderson. The Fondazione, which is chaired by Miuccia Prada, revealed it’s new HQ in May and is home to art exhibitions. ‚Äč