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Pillars of the British fashion industry gathered at the London Coliseum tonight for the British Fashion Awards—an annual ceremony that honors the crème de la crème of the country’s creative talents. In addition to much-coveted honors such as Womenswear Designer of the Year (which Donatella Versace presented to Christopher Kane), Brand of the Year (won by Burberry, whose Christopher Bailey also took the Menswear Designer of the Year title), Accessories Designer of the Year (won by Nicholas Kirkwood), Model of the Year (Edie Campbell), and the International Designer of the Year Award (Miuccia Prada), there were a few special prizes to bestow. i-D magazine’s founders Terry and Tricia Jones earned a standing ovation when they picked up their Outstanding Achievement Award, Marc Jacobs turned up to hand Kate Moss her Special Recognition Award, and Samantha Cameron presented a deserving Suzy Menkes with her Lifetime Achievement honor. As for the up-and-comers, J.W. Anderson took the New Establishment Award, while Simone Rocha and Agi & Sam won the emerging womenswear and menswear categories, respectively. Finally, the Emerging Accessories Designer Award fittingly went to Nicholas Kirkwood’s protégée Sophia Webster. Tune in tomorrow for complete coverage of the ceremony, as well as Kate Moss’ undoubtedly raucous after-fete. To see all the winners, visit the British Fashion Council’s Web site.
In his first big move since taking on the role of chief executive officer at Burberry, Christopher Bailey has introduced the brand’s new chief design officer, Luc Goidadin, reports Vogue U.K. The designer has been with the British company for more than twelve years, and was described by Bailey as “one of my most experienced, trusted, and talented colleagues.” Under the watchful eye of Bailey—who, in addition to his new corporate role, retains his title as Burberry’s chief creative officer—Goidadin will oversee all aspects of the house’s designs. “This will allow me to remain fully involved in setting the creative direction and vision for the brand,” Bailey said.
Come mid-2014, Christopher Bailey will be doubling his workload. Today, Burberry announced that Bailey will replace Angela Ahrendts as CEO in addition to maintaining his role as creative director, which he’s held for the past six years. Ahrendts has been tapped by Apple and will step into the newly created position of senior vice president. This isn’t the first time the tech giant had looked to the fashion biz for new talent: Last July, Apple hired former Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve to work on special projects. Maybe Karl Lagerfeld was onto something with his informatics-inspired Spring ’14 Fendi collection—in any event, we have a feeling tech is about to get crazy chic.
Another big win for the fledgling London Collections: Men. After receiving the support of Prince Charles and the Prime Minister in its first two seasons, it’s getting the backing of another U.K. heavyweight for its third this summer: Christopher Bailey. Burberry announced today that it is moving its menswear runway show from Milan to London this June for the Spring 2014 season. “London is the creative heart of Burberry and our global headquarters, so we are incredibly excited to be showing our next men’s collection here,” Bailey said in a statement today. “The country’s proud menswear heritage and outstanding contemporary talent give it a unique and powerful energy. It is a wonderful time to be bringing our menswear show home.”
What with all those fussy stays and complicated seams—not to mention the fact that they’ve historically required a strong-armed servant and a fainting couch, to boot—décolleté-enhancing corsets have been an after-dark affair. But for Resort, designers are showing the shapers in a comparatively casual context—seems that sometimes our days require more than just a caffeine boost. Joseph Altuzarra and Burberry Prorsum‘s Christopher Bailey layered lingerie-inspired, strapless bustiers over a relaxed button-up and T-shirt, respectively, while Australian up-and-comer Dion Lee nixed the wiring but stuck with the molded bust detail on a sheer blouse. Christine Centenera was spotted wearing it during Sydney fashion week last month.
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