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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. Style.com/Print 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.
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton
ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
DESIGNER BRAND OF THE YEAR
MODEL OF THE YEAR
RED CARPET AWARD
NEW ESTABLISHMENT AWARD
BRITISH STYLE AWARD
ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FASHION
Young London-based designer Sophie Hulme’s structured leather carryalls, with their unmistakable gold armored hardware, are the envy of every in-the-know fashion girl who doesn’t already have one. Presenting her second ready-to-wear collection under her namesake label (originally launched with the bags in 2007) in Paris last month, Hulme carried over the signature bags, playing on the theme with different textures and colors while continuing with her winning shape.
Her Spring 2013 collection was conceived around the simple beauty of the pineapple. “The skin of a pineapple has a mathematical symmetry to it, which translates perfectly into the Bauhaus-style patterns I wanted to create,” Hulme, a British Fashion Award 2012 nominee, tells Style.com. Fabrics based on this seamless geometry abound in Hulme’s collection of sweet skirts and clean trenches toughened with masculine metals. In a Where’s Waldo-style riddle, pineapples pop up everywhere from the gold cover of slick iPad cases to the playful charms that come with each piece in the collection. A closer look at a pencil skirt of brightly printed florals even reveals a background of hidden green pineapples beyond the red herring. Infinitely wearable with a cheery dose of Brit wit, Sophie Hulme’s ready-to-wear, with its growing list of heavyweight stockists (Barneys, Opening Ceremony, and Colette included), takes pride of place alongside her leather mainstays.