From Alexa Chung to Emma Watson, see the style highlights of the British Fashion Awards...
The British Fashion Awards is always one of our favourite dates on the fashion calendar. Guaranteed to attract an A-list crowd and our most admired style icons, it’s all about pulling out all the stops and donning stand-out catwalk looks. An evening where more is always more and impressing the crème de la crème of the British fashion industry and beyond, spotting the stars and their designer labels is all part of the fun of the night.
Here’s what the best dressed attendees, and winners, wore on the British Fashion Awards 2014 red carpet…
The designer, who has been her eponymous label’s best ambassador for many a season wore a look from her AW ‘14 collection to collect her award for Brand of the Year. In true Victoria style, she wore it better than the runway model, streamlining the oversized black sweater and black-and-white pleated skirt with pushed-up sleeves, a visible chain-link belt, and her signature pose.
The 2014 British Style Award winner worked her signature masculine-feminine vibe to perfection in a Misha Nonoo Spring 2015 white, wide-legged jumpsuit covered by an oversized long black tuxedo jacket. Effortlessly cool, we love.
Simple yet bold in a shocking pink Emilia Wickstead dress, Laura Bailey’s look was one of our favourites of the night. The model gets extra marks for giving a masterclass in covering up on the red carpet.
Continuing the trend for prim and proper red carpet dressing, Alexa Chung stunned in a collared Emilia Wickstead frock with subtle front split. But what really stole our hearts was Alexa’s Charlotte Olympia Chinese takeaway style box bag with intricate beadi embellishment. The perfect party bag, don’t you think?
The Model of the Year flew in from Austria especially or the evening and despite her packed schedule, managed to pull off two stand-out looks during the night. The first being a sequin Burberry gown with thigh-high split which was perfect for the red carpet ‘do. But it was her after-party sparkly Tom Ford cocktail dress which really won us over. And Kendall got top marks too for skewing the traditional dress formula in her Emilio Pucci jumpsuit.
Karlie Kloss dashed across town following her Victoria’s Secret show rehearsals and literally did her make-up in a cab. Not that you could tell. The supermodel looked flawless as she arrived at the British Fashion Awards and cut an ultra-glam profile in a metallic backless gown that cascaded down her statuesque frame. We die.
Olivia Palermo confirmed the trend for below-the-knee silhouettes in an Emilia Wickstead front-slit ball gown skirt from the British designers SS15 collection. Teamed with a sparkly black top, it’s her pointed courts and animal print clutch which added an understated, cool spin that only Olivia could pull off.
Anyone who dares to pull of this look gets our vote. The British singer arrived with Tom Ford in this bold look from his SS15 runway. Featuring an embellished black leather top, side cut-outs and sheer midriff paneling, the slit-to-there gown had all the rebel swagger we’d expect from Rita.
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Rihanna made a surprise appearance for close friend and collaborator Edward Enningul. The star wore a velvet over-sized Stella McCartney blazer – and not much else. Her diamond choker, tassled clutch and barely-there make-up made up for a unique look that ensured she stood out.
While the evening attracted a bevy of new and up-and-coming models and talent, no fashion awards would be complete with some much-need glamour brought in from the well-honed Supers Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss. While Naomi wowed in a custom Alexander McQueen blue embroidered gown, Kate went uber short in a kimono dress also by McQueen.