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The British Fashion Award Winners 2012


They’re a wrap. The British Fashion Awards have just come to a close in London, where Valentino, First Lady Samantha Cameron, and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood were all on hand to present awards. The takeaway: The Brits really, really like their homegrown hero, Stella McCartney, who walked off with both Designer of the Year and Designer Brand of the Year. They’ve also got no problem being repeat commenders. Kim Jones of Louis Vuitton won Menswear Designer of the Year for the second year running, and Alexa Chung got the British Style Award—the ceremony’s people’s-choice prize—for the third year running. cover girl Cara Delevingne won model of the year (see some of our shoot with her here), beloved/feared Central Saint Martins professor Louise Wilson took the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, and outgoing British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman, who will leave the post at the end of this year, won a special recognition. The complete winners are below; check back tomorrow for our complete coverage from the ceremony.

Stella McCartney

Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton

Nicholas Kirkwood

Stella McCartney

Cara Delevingne

J.W. Anderson

Jonathan Saunders

Sophie Hulme

Roksanda Ilincic

Erdem Moralioglu

Alexa Chung

Louise Wilson

Manolo Blahnik

Photo: Dave M. Bennett/Getty Images

Lam Leaves Tod’s, A First Look At Madonna’s New Shoes, And More…


Derek Lam has reportedly left Tod’s. WWD reports this morning that Lam, who has served as the brand’s creative director since 2006, has departed the brand but could not be reached for comment. [WWD]

The staff at Kensington Palace got their new Jaeger-designed uniforms yesterday. The red blazers, trimmed with gold buttons and black lapels, are the first new uniform for palace staff in two decades. [Telegraph]

Footwear News unveiled a first glimpse of Madonna’s new footwear collection under the Truth or Dare label today. The pop star received a little help from her friend and stylist Arianne Phillips, who serves as the creative consultant for the collection of over 60 styles ($89 to $349), launching for Fall ’12. [WWD]

Who are the most important people in fashion? The Telegraph released its annual 25 Most Important People in Fashion list this weekend, and included are Karl Lagerfeld, Lulu Kennedy, Samantha Cameron, and Sarah Burton. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Neil Rasmus /

ADR’s Post-Fashion Plans, A Sneak Peek At Anya Hindmarch’s Collection, Samantha Cameron Catches A Few Runway Shows, And More…


Anna Dello Russo (wearing a black leather and gold Fausto Puglisi dress) was on hand today at the Victoria and Albert Museum for Gianluca Longo’s talk for Peroni Collaborazioni. After chatting about the power of the Internet and working with Franca Sozzani, she revealed she has plans to release a record “after fashion.” [Dazed Digital]

Accessories designer Anya Hindmarch, who is notorious for elaborate presentations, is hosting her first-ever show this afternoon. Before things kick off, Grazia got a sneak peek at what she has in store. [Grazia Daily]

Lars von Trier has enlisted musician-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg to do a third film (Nymphomaniac) with him. The movie “follows a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.” [Hint]

The U.K.’s first lady, Samantha Cameron, who serves as an ambassador for the British Fashion Council, has been popping up at various runway shows throughout London fashion week. She sat front-row at Burberry and Christopher Kane over the weekend and attended the first-ever McQ runway show. [Huff Po]

Photo: Robin Sinha / Dazed Digital

Pleats, Please


Before last September, the name Emilia Wickstead was one of those slightly privileged pieces of information passed around amongst the chic set—including Samantha Cameron—in Belgravia, Chelsea and other tony London nabes. But during this past London fashion week, the 28 year-old Central Saint Martins grad went from quietly doing made-to-measure in her three floor atelier on Cadogan Place to a ready-to-wear debut in a full runway show.

“It was one of the most stressful things I’ve ever done,” said Wickstead last week over a breakfast of eggs and soldiers at Café Cluny. And this is from a girl who recently not only designed her own gown for her Tuscan wedding—photographed by British Vogue for its November issue—but also custom-designed ten different dresses for her ten bridesmaids. Stress aside, with an exclusive at Matches for her Spring collection, and a late of meetings with stores in New York to lay the groundwork for next Fall, things chez Wickstead are off to a promising start.

Now that edgy London’s much more of a lady’s town (see Erdem, Saunders, Ilincic, Katrantzou), Wickstead’s unadorned brand of elegance fits right in. Still, her clean-lined pieces like sharply pleated skirts and dresses and lantern-sleeved tops and crisp tailored pants aren’t stuffy. Rather they have a delicate but cool romance that recalls Chloé. You can also detect a hint of American and Italian sportswear that’s evidence of Wickstead’s transcontinental resume which includes stints at Proenza Schouler, Narciso Rodriguez, and Giorgio Armani. Fittingly, Wickstead reports that more than half of her client base is made up of New Yorkers, among them ex-pats Elizabeth Saltzman and Lillian von Stauffenberg. For them, she’ll still be running up custom dresses made by her in-house machinists and patternmakers. The ready-to-wear, however, will impressively be made in Italy. “I use Prada’s pleaters,” says Wickstead. Consider our ears perked.

Photo: Courtesy of Emilia Wickstead

The Best Looks From The Royal Wedding


From Posh and Becks (in Ralph Lauren for him and Victoria Beckham for her, naturally, left) to Samantha Cameron (right) to the Queen, there were plenty of looks (and even more hats) at today’s royal wedding.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW of a few of our favorites.

Photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images (Beckham); Jorge Herrera / WireImage (Cameron)