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Some people say winter starts on the 21st December, I stay it starts after the British Fashion Awards! Check out the festive extravagance (accompanied with some new collections and dates-to-remember) below:
Monday night was the evening of the British Fashion Awards 2015, luring every fashion heavy weight (and fashion lover) out of their cosy homes to dress up for an insane night of fashion celebration. The London Coliseum playing host, it welcomed a guest list packed with the capital’s most prominent designers, models and editors. Susie Lau, of course, showed up, coincidently wearing a top from double award winner J.W. Anderson and a Molly Goodard skirt with a Moynat Réjane clutch and Nicholas Kirkwood heels. #stylegoals
Here is the list of the extremely deserving few that were given an award (after being voted for by 800 members of the fashion industry):
Emerging Womenswear Designer: Thomas Tait Presented by Nick Grimshaw and Rosie Huntington Whiteley
Emerging Menswear Designer: Grace Wales Bonner Presented by Nick Grimshaw and Rosie Huntington Whiteley
Emerging Accessory Designer: Jordan Askill Presented by Nick Grimshaw and Rosie Huntington Whiteley
Red Carpet: Tom Ford Presented by Lucky Blue Smith, accepted on behalf of Tom Ford by Lady Gaga
Model: Jourdan Dunn Presented by Olivier Rousteing (Balmain!!!!!)
Outstanding Achievement: Karl Lagerfeld (of course!) Presented by Anna Wintour OBE (the ultimate duo)
Creative Campaign: Burberry (yay for Christopher Bailey! Today really has been his year, which everyone wanting a monogrammed Burberry scarf/cape in their life) Presented by Naomi Campbell
International Designer: Alessandro Michele for Gucci Presented by Tim Blanks and Georgia May Jagger
New Establishment Designer: Mary Katrantzou (I ABSOLUETLY LOVE HER) Presented by Elisa Sednaoui
Establishment Designer: Erdem (pretty florals) Presented by Alexa Chung
Brand: Stella McCartney Presented by Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone
Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator: Nick Knight OBE Presented by Karlie Kloss
British Style – Fashion Innovator: FKA twigs Presented by Jefferson Hack
British Style – Red Carpet Ambassador: Gwendoline Christie Presented by Kate Bosworth
Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia Presented by Olga Kurylenko
Menswear Designer: J.W.Anderson Presented by Orlando Bloom
Womenswear Designer: J.W.Anderson (his second one!) Presented by Noomi Rapace
Culture Note: the first picture of Lily James and Richard Madden in Kenneth Branagh’s production of Romeo and Juliet was released on Monday. The classic love story will run at London’s Garrick Theatre next summer, so put a memo in your diaries now if you want to grab a ticket nearer the date.
More Ab Fab fashion fabulousness: Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley – in character as Absolutely Fabulous’ Edina and Patsy – kindly switched on the Christmas lights at Stella McCartney’s Mayfair store on Wednesday, making (yet another) fabulous scene.
Were you that person pouring over photos of bronzed VS babes stalking the catwalk instead of working last week? Then you will be very excited to hear that THE Victoria’s Secret show 2015 will be screened on December 9 in the UK, only a day after it is aired in the US. Make sure to be watching 4Music from 9-10pm if you love the Angels (almost) as much as me!
Roksanda Ilincic is frankly a fashion genius, continuing to pioneer the market with her dynamic and vivid hued dresses that never fail to miss a red carpet event, partly due to their effortlessly simple silhouettes (that ironically are extremely difficult to create). Well, guess what? She has decided to create a jewellery line! Launching on Monday, her first ever jewellery line will be available exclusively at the designer’s Mount Street store in Mayfair. Comprising earrings, bracelets, necklaces and brooches – all of which are gold-plated – the collection’s architectural leanings make it the perfect complement to anything Roksanda (or frankly anything at all). “I am big jewellery collector, and designing jewellery has always been something I wanted to do,” the designer told WWD. “After the opening of my Mount Street store it felt like it was the right time, and I was interested to explore this new category.” Prices range from £510 to £690 – so if you want one of these pretty-perfect pieces, make a beeline for her store come Monday, or you could (sad face) miss out!
On Friday the second-largest diamond in the world was discovered in Botswana; the 1,111-carat gem is the largest found in over a century, measuring 65mm x 56mm x 40mm. The crystal beauty is estimated to be worth $66.9 million – so it’s only a little out of my price range then!
The trophies for the Brit Awards 2016 were unveiled earlier this week, which this year are designed by Pam Hogg and look to be alien/space themed (?). I’m sure all will be revealed nearer the hotly anticipated ceremony …