The British Fashion Council today announces that Stella McCartney has been named Designer of the Year, receiving the highest accolade at the British Fashion Awards 2012. Stella also received the Designer Brand award on behalf of her eponymous label, picking up two awards on the evening, both of which recognise a momentous year for the designer, through her achievements in the fashion industry and her contribution to Team GB in 2012.
The evening saw 14 awards presented to the leading figures in fashion, recognising creative talent and design excellence across all areas of the industry. Hosted by Gemma Arterton and Nick Grimshaw at the Savoy Hotel and theatre, the British Fashion Awards were attended by industry leaders, retailers, models, celebrities and media supporting both the winners and nominees of these prestigious awards. Guests on the evening included BFC Ambassador Samantha Cameron, Harold Tillman CBE, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik CBE, Stella McCartney, Sarah Burton, Christopher Kane and Alexa Chung.
|British Style brought to you by Vodafone||:||Alexa Chung|
|Outstanding Achievement in Fashion||:||Manolo Blahnik CBE|
|Emerging Talent Award – Ready-To-Wear||:||J.W. Anderson|
|Emerging Talent Award – Accessories||:||Sophie Hulme|
|Emerging Talent Award – Menswear||:||Jonathan Saunders|
|Special Recognition||:||Harold Tillman CBE|
|Red Carpet Award||:||Roksanda Ilincic|
|Accessory Designer||:||Nicholas Kirkwood|
|Designer Brand||:||Stella McCartney|
|Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator||:||Louise Wilson OBE|
|Menswear Designer||:||Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton|
|Designer of the Year||:||Stella McCartney|
|British Fashion Awards 2012 – Download Full list|