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The 2013 British Fashion Awards

London Coliseum

On Monday the 2nd of December, some of the biggest names in fashion flocked to the London Coliseum to celebrate the leading designers and fashionistas of the last year. This was of course the 24th British Fashion Awards.

Established in 1989, the awards have an impressive back catalogue of winners, having been presented to fashion greats such as Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Manolo Blahnik.

The Handbags that Stole the Show on the Red Carpet!

This year didn't disappoint as the stars of the industry were out in force. The ever unpredictable red carpet saw Pixie Geldolf wearing an unforgiving choice of a clingy silver floor length dress, and a rather unusual green, furry handbag, which have been scrutinised in the press. Disguised as a cuddly toy, the lime green purse clashed with a leopard print coat she chose to wear for the winter event.

In a more complimentary hue of green, Sienna Miller seemed to be favourite amongst the self-appointed critics of the press and public. She wore a low-cut, silky, emerald gown accompanied by a simple, red and gold clutch, elegantly strutting into the London Coliseum.

Marc Jacobs also accessorised his outfit, adding a small, black, leather bag that he clasped whilst the paparazzi took his picture. After winning many times at the Awards in his successful career, Marc Jacobs later went on to present Kate Moss with The Special Recognition Award for her contribution and influence in the industry. Her extensive career has included a considerable amount of BFAs.

Lulu Guinness was in attendance to the event, accompanied by one of her own unique creations; a patent, monochrome clutch bag. You can shop our own collection of beautiful Lulu Guinness handbags and purses on our website.

And the Winner is…..

In recognition of the international growth of the fashion industry, a new award was added to the line-up; the International Designer of the Year Award. The accolade was won by Miuccia Prada, for her impact on the global fashion scene.

In all, 15 awards were given out to a range of winners, including One Direction band member Harry Styles, voted by the public to receive the British Style Award sponsored by Vodafone. Burberry had a successful evening scooping up two awards, Menswear Designer of The Year and Designer Brand of The Year.

This year, the Model of The Year Award was accepted by Edie Campbell, following in the footsteps of previous winners such as Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss and Lara Stone. Pictured above modelling for Maison Martin Margiela, Edie Campbell has appeared in many catwalk shows for several top fashion houses this year, clearly impressing the British Fashion Council.

For a full list of this year’s winners visit the British Fashion Awards website.

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