CHRISTOPHER BAILEY has been named Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards for his work with Burberry.

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Burberry also went home with the British Fashion Council’s Brand of the Year prize at a lavish ceremony held at the Royal Courts of Justice last night, attended by the likes of Victoria Beckham, Claudia Schiffer and Kate Moss.

Moss won a gong of her own, the London 25 Award, for the person who embodies the spirit of London, which was voted for by the public.

Bailey was recognised for his all-embracing work at the famous check-motif designers: not only does he knock out clothes and accessories, but he also handles the look of Burberry’s advertising and even its architecture.

Those British Fashion Awards in full:
Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Accessories – Holly Fulton
Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Ready-to-Wear – Peter Pilotto
Designer Brand of the Year – Burberry
Model of the Year – Georgia Jagger
Accessory Designer of the Year – Katie Hillier
Menswear Designer of the Year – Kim Jones for Dunhill
BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design – John Galliano
Grazia and BFC London 25 Award – Kate Moss
Isabella Blow Award – Grace Coddington
BFC British Collection of the Year – Christopher Kane
BFC Designer of the Year – Christopher Bailey