Tuesday 7th December saw the British Fashion Awards take over the Savoy Theatre in London for an evening. I was keeping up to date with the goings-on via twitter and thought I’d bring you a short list of my favourite winners and what they wore.
Model 2010 – Lara Stone
Married to David Walliams, and most famous among the masses for her modeling for Prada, Lara is making a strong mark on international fashion.
Lara looked a little chilly, but still amazing in this little white dress and strappy sandals. With simple accessories and a smokey eye, she went for the less is more look and it definitely worked for her. I love her tiny box clutch and the lack of jewelry really makes her wedding and engagement rings stand out.
Special Recognition 2010 – Naomi Campbell
Although Naomi has had her high points and low points over the years, there is no denying that she is still a leading name and one of the most recognisable faces in the fashion industry.
Naomi wore this slinky black number, with a sheer skirt. Sheer, velvet and embellishments are all in this season. But I wish the skirt continued to be sheer to the floor, instead there is a velvet trim at the bottom which I feel, when twinned with the pointed velvet skirt, gives the dress a slightly halloween-y look. Having said that, the dress is a great shape for Naomi and the sheer skirt allows us to see the models amazing long legs. Also her hair and make up is classic, sleek and polished.
British Style – Alexa Chung
The winner of this award was voted for by the public. “The British Style award recognises an individual who embodies the spirit of British fashion and is an international ambassador for the UK as a leading creative hub for fashion” – BFA, 2010. Other nominees in the category were Emma Watson, Georgia May Jagger, Lily Cole, Stella McCartney and Tilda Swinton.
I love Alexa’s shoes and tights, however I think that’s as far as my love for this outfit goes. Alexa walked down wearing Chanel, some were said to be outraged that she did not wear a British designer to receive her Britist Style Award. Her coat/dress gives her very little shape and the colour makes her look a little washed out. However her shoes, tights and feather embellishments are bang on trend.
In Other BFA news…
Another winner from the evening was on of my favourites Lee Alexander McQueen, who won BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion. Having won British Designer of the Year four times, I feel this trophy was well deserved. “McQueen will be remembered as the most innovative and influential fashion designer of his generation.” – BFA, 2o10.
The awards ceremony was opened with a film featuring some of McQueen’s best works and collections, with a soundtrack by Bjork.