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