Last night saw Ranelagh’s Simone Rocha and fellow Irish designer JW Anderson walk away victorious from the highly regarded British Fashion Awards. Simone was the winner in the New Establishment Award category, deemed to be the “womenswear or menswear designer that is taking the global industry by storm.” With catwalk shows that seem to stun the critics more and more every year, we think that is a pretty apt description of one of Ireland’s most electrifying talents. Keira Knightley is the latest celebrity to don her dresses on the red carpet.
Meanwhile, JW Anderson was declared the Menswear Designer of the year, with his ready-to-wear line seen as “instrumental in enhancing men’s fashion in the past year.” The 30-year-old designer was also nominated for Womenswear Designer, but missed out to Erdem Moralioglu. F1 driver Lewis Hamilton presented his award.
And in case you weren’t feeling proud enough of this little island, Dublin-born Duncan Campbell won this year’s Turner Prize for his film It for Others. Glasgow-based Campbell was awarded €25000, as well as a place in the history books.
@AnnaKendrick47 & Jeremy Irvine with @victoriabeckham – winner of the Brand of the Year Award #BFA
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Cara Delevingne walked away with Model of the Year, surprising nobody, while Victoria Beckham was awarded Brand of the Year. Emma Watson, an eternal style crush in Image.ie, was honoured for her work in promoting British fashion. For a full list of winners see below.
Emerging Womenswear Designer: Marques’Almeida
Emerging Menswear Designer: Craig Green
Emerging Accessory Designer: Prism
Red Carpet Designer: Alexander McQueen
Model: Cara Delevingne
Special Recognition Award: Chris Moore
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Edward Enninful
International Designer: Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton
Outstanding Achievement Award: Anna Wintour OBE
Creative Campaign: Louis Vuitton
New Establishment Designer: Simone Rocha
Establishment Designer: Preen
Brand: Victoria Beckham
British Style Award: Emma Watson
Accessory Designer: Anya Hindmarch
Menswear Designer: J.W. Anderson
Womenswear Designer: Erdem
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