The British Fashion Awards 2015 celebrated a roll-call of fashion’s finest, including new faces, classic (never old) favourites and outstanding achievements from style legends (Lagerfeld, we’re looking at you). Read on for the full list of who won what:
Emerging Womenswear Designer: Thomas Tait
Thomas Tait has been slowly making a name for himself as a designer to watch, thanks to gorgeous fluid tailoring that's at the top of our workwear wishlist. Originally from Canada, Thomas made London Fashion Week his stomping ground, so it’s fitting that Nick Grimshaw and Rosie Huntington Whitely presented him with the award.
Emerging Menswear Designer: Grace Wales Bonner
Grace Wales Bonner is the freshest thing to happen to menswear in a long time, shaking things up with her '70s tinged designs. Letting her mixed African and English heritage influence her collections, we're glad Grace stuck with mens' designs after an initial dabble with womenswear.
Emerging Accessory Designer: Jordan Askill
Trust us, you’ll know a Jordan Askill design when you see it. This is fine jewellery made fun, inspired by endangered animals, gemstones and the natural world. Born in Australia and originally an intern for Alexander McQueen, Jordan now uses 3D printing and hand carving to create his lust-worthy designs.
Red Carpet Designer: Tom Ford
Is a woman ever sexier than in a Tom Ford dress? From Angelina Jolie to Karlie Kloss and Nicki Minaj, Ford has dressed some of the best bodies in the business – and we can see why. While Tom wasn’t actually at the ceremony, Lady Gaga accepted the award on his behalf from model of the moment, Lucky Blue Smith.
Model Of The Year: Jourdan Dunn
Jourdan Dunn is so much more than a model. Aside from jet-setting to catwalks around the world, Jourdan fronts campaigns, covers and even her own cooking show on Jay Z’s YouTube channel, Well Dunn. Close friend Olivier Rousteing handed her the award for Model of the Year, after getting to know Jourdan in his #BalmainArmy.
Outstanding Achievement Award: Karl Lagerfeld
Presented by close friend Anna Wintour (who revealed that she wants to be reincarnated as Lagerfeld's puss, Choupette), the inimitable Karl Lagerfeld took to the stage in those signature sunglasses to accept the award. After sixty years in the fashion industry, fifty years at Fendi and thirty years at Chanel, Lagerfeld is one of fashion's greatest living legends.
Best Creative Campaign: Burberry
Fashion and tech can go oh so wrong, but one brand leading the way when it comes to social media is Burberry. Earlier this year, the British brand gave SnapChat fans a sneak preview of their collection a whole 24 hours before the catwalk, including make-up looks. Sorry, FROW, save your blurry catalk shots for next year...
Best International Designer: Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Alessandro Michele s the name on everyone’s lips, scooping the Best International Designer prize after only two seasons at Gucci, where he is pulling out all the stops with androgynous styling and geek-chic retro prints.
New Establishment Designer: Mary Katrantzou
Mary K already has an Emerging Talent British Fashion Award under her digital-printed belt, but things took a step up for 2015. With a love of distorted florals and structured silhouettes, Mary Katrantzou is now a red carpet go-to for everyone from aristocracy to Taylor Swift.
Establishment Designer: Erdem
Presented by good friend Alexa Chung, who is unsurprisingly spotted sporting Erdem pretty frequently, Erdem landed the award for Establishment Designer Of The Year: not bad for a label that’s barely a decade old. His feminine designs still pack a style punch, especially when worn by Poppy Delevingne, Nicole Kidman and Sienna Miller.
Best Brand: Stella McCartney
See, ethical fashion can be stylish – and award winning. Known first for her sleek, modern designs that make women look unbelievably chic, Stella is also committed to conscious fashion and refuses to use animal products or harmful design processes. The best bit? The award was presented by Eddie and Patsy in full Ab Fab costume – oh, dahling!
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Nick Knight OBE
Fashion photographer Nick Knight is somewhat of a legend in the industry, known for shooting images that look more like art than adverts. Lady Gaga with flowing locks and red lips? Naomi Campbell as a golden goddess? You seriously need to see these pictures to believe them…
British Style – Fashion Innovator: FKA Twigs
FKA Twigs always looks incredibly edgy, from her hair and make-up right down to her shoes. Whether she's in Alexander McQueen or Moschino, every inch of FKA's look is innovative, and that's not even mentioning her on-stage performances and self-directed videos.
British Style – Red Carpet Ambassador: Gwendoline Christie
You might know her better as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, but Gwendoline’s red-carpet style is a lot flashier than the suit of armour she rocks on screen. Think sequinned Vivienne Westwood, plunging pink necklines and draped velvet, plus a lot of rumoured partner, Giles Deacon.
Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia
Yep, she's the lady behind those Ktty Flats. Shoe and bag designer Charlotte Olympia Dellal (sister of model, Alice) has won over the fashion world with her kitsch, quirky designs and sexy stilettos, worn by everyone from Beyonce to shoe goddess Sarah Jessica Parker.
Menswear and Womenswear Designer: J.W. Anderson
Jonathan William Anderson started out designing menswear in 2008, but his knitwear and shirts proved so popular that Jonathan was pretty much forced to start a womenswear line two years later. Presented by Orlando Bloom, J. W. Anderson scooped Designer Of The Year for both menswear AND womenswear, with fan and friend Alexa Chung cheering him on in the audience.