BFAs 2011: The Winners

Here’s a full list of those who were nominated, and snaps of those who won at last night’s 2011 British Fashion Awards, held in Londontown.

The original photos are by Billa Baldwin via BFA, and the Union Jack collages are by moi.

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – given to “an internationally acclaimed, leading British designer of couture, ready-to-wear, knitwear or accessories who has directed the shape of fashion in the past year both in the UK and internationally.”

Nominees: Christopher Kane, Erdem and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

It’s been the year of Sarah, after all.

Sarah Burton, Designer of the Year for Alexander McQueen at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

EMERGING TALENT AWARD – READY TO WEAR – given to “an innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the Ready-To-Wear category.”

Nominees: J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto

I’ll have a post on Mary’s FW11 collection later this week, but you can see some of her Spring things, here.

Mary Katrantzou, winner of the Emerging Talent Award - Ready-to-Wear at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

EMERGING TALENT AWARD – ACCESSORIES – given to “an innovative and directional accessories designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the Accessories category.”

Nominees: Jordan Askill, Nasir Mazhar and Tabitha Simmons

Love what she wore to the Costume Ball, earlier this year.

Tabitha Simmons, winner of the EmergiTabitha Simmons, winner of the Emerging Talent Award - Accessories at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.comng Talent Award - Accessories at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on on Exshoesme.com

EMERGING TALENT AWARD – MENSWEAR – given to “an innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British menswear ready-to-wear design.”

Nominees: Christopher Raeburn, James Long and J.W. Anderson

He has some nifty parkas and things – and designs womenswear, too. I’ll do a future post on Mr. Raeburn.

Christopher Raeburn, winner of the Emerging Talent - Menswear at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

NEW ESTABLISHMENT AWARD – a new award this year to “recognize a particular movement in British fashion that is taking the industry by storm.”

Inaugural winner: Christopher Kane

I love his play on things.

Christopher Kane winner of the New Establishment Award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

RED CARPET AWARD – “gives recognition to a British designer who is creating global awareness of their designs in the media.”

Nominees: Antonio Berardi, Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham

That dress (or more so, its polka dot sister) was absolutely everywhere.

Stella was also the resident mentor to the Fashion Rocks: Junior Edition set, last night.

Stella McCartney, winner of the Red Carpet Award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

DESIGNER BRAND – given to “a leading British based designer brand that has excelled and made an impact on the international stage over the past year.”

Nominees: Burberry, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Victoria Beckham

As I tweeted last night: VB > TF? OMG. But I do commend her for her slow and steady approach to her label. I still covet this dress from her FW09 collection.

Victoria Beckham, winner of the Designer Brand award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

MODEL – given to “a British model who has contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year.”

Nominees: Georgia Jagger, Kristen McMenamy, and Stella Tennant

I was rooting for Kristen – have loved her long-haired comeback – but Stella is the epitome of Brit cool, not to mention versatile.

Stella Tennant, winner of the Model Award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

BRITISH STYLE – decided by public vote, given to “an individual who embodies the spirit of the city and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital.”

Winner: Alexa Chung (for the second consecutive year).

Ya, ya, ya…

Alexa Chung, winner of the British Style Award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

ACCESSORY DESIGNER – given to “the leading British designer of shoes, jewellery, millinery or accessories within the past year.”

Nominees: Charlotte Olympia, Emma Hill for Mulberry and Katie Hillier

The ubiquitous and not so sometimes, Charlotte.

Charlotte Olympia winner of the Accessory Designer Award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

MENSWEAR DESIGNER – given to “a leading British designer of ready-to-wear and bespoke tailoring who has been instrumental in enhancing men’s fashion in the past year.”

Nominees: Kim Jones, Margaret Howell and Oliver Spencer

Named menswear designer for Louis Vuitton earlier this year, who doesn’t love a Saville Row/Central St. Martins alum?

Kim Jones, winner of the Menswear Award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR – given to “a British stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer whose creativity has been a major inspiration and influence in the past year.”

Nominees: Guido Palau, Katie Grand and Sam Gainsbury

Sam who, you say? One half of Brit production company, Gainsbury and Whiting, who launched a little project called Fashion Rocks and wee little brands like McQ and Stella McCartney for H&M – that’s who.

Sam Gainsbury, winner of the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FASHION – “which recognizes one designer who throughout their career has made an impact on the industry internationally.”

Winner: Sir Paul Smith

I’ve had Prêt-à-Portea out of his china cups at the Berkeley, I’ve read dozens of fashion mags, curled up on his striped rug, I’ve loved his tailoring since I was a teenager. He’s a  man who understands that sometime’s a cuff’s enough. Enough said.

Sir Paul Smith, winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards. Collage by Jyotika Malhotra on Exshoesme.com

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