J.W. Anderson Rocks the BFAs


Karl Lagerfeld and FKA twigs also went home winners.
Image: @jw_anderson

The British Fashion Awards never fail to celebrate the best and brightest in fashion, both from the UK and abroad, and last night's ceremony marking artistry in 2015 was no exception.  The top accolades of the night - Womenswear Designer of the Year and Menswear Designer of the Year - both went home with Jonathon Anderson, the designer behind British label J.W. Anderson (who we may or may not be obsessed with).  Karl Lagerfeld was also honored with the Outstanding Achievment Award, while photographer Nick Knight went home was given the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator. 

The full list of winners can be found below:

Emerging Womenswear Designer: 
Thomas Tait 

Emerging Menswear Designer: 
Grace Wales Bonner
 

Emerging Accessory Designer: 
Jordan Askill 

Red Carpet: 
Tom Ford
 

Model: 
Jourdan Dunn

Outstanding Achievement: 
Karl Lagerfeld
 

Creative Campaign: 
Burberry

International Designer: 
Alessandro Michele for Gucci

New Establishment Designer: 
Mary Katrantzou 

Establishment Designer: 
Erdem
 

British Brand: 
Stella McCartney 

Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator: 
Nick Knight
 

British Style - Fashion Innovator: 
FKA Twigs 

British Style - Red Carpet Ambassador: 
Gwendoline Christie 

Accessory Designer: 
Charlotte Olympia 

Menswear Designer: 
J.W. Anderson 

Womenswear Designer: 
 J.W. Anderson 
  


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
WHO: Tia Elisabeth Glista, Editor at Couturesque magazine
WHERE: Toronto
OBSESSED WITH: Vintage men's blazers
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