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It was a definitely a night of celebration for British fashion at last night’s British Fashion Awards, for one designer in particular. J.W. Anderson scooped both the menswear and womenswear designer of the year awards, marking a stand out year for the Northern Irish designer, who also helms Spanish label, Loewe. Held at the London Coliseum and voted for by over 800 members of the global fashion industry, other London-based winners included Erdem, Thomas Tait and Tom Ford. Karl Lagerfeld was presented with an award of outstanding achievement by US Vogue editor, Anna Wintour. The show was stolen, however, by Ab Fab stars Eddie and Patsy who presented Stella McCartney with her award for brand of the year.

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Victoria was nominated in the Womenswear Designer category

David and Victoria Beckham lit up the red carpet, as did Nick Grimshaw who arrived arm in arm with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, and Mollie King whose dress did its best to distract everyone’s attention from David Gandy’s face. Olivier Rousteing, Karlie Kloss, Kate Moss, Tinie Tempah, Christopher Bailey – whose Burberry was also a winner – and Lucky Blue Smith were just some of the other famous faces in attendance.

Here is the full list of British Fashion Awards 2015 winners:

 Emerging Womenswear Designer: Thomas Tait

Emerging Menswear Designer: Grace Wales Bonner

Emerging Accessory Designer: Jordan Askill

Red Carpet: Tom Ford

Model: Jourdan Dunn 

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Outstanding Achievement: Karl Lagerfeld

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Creative Campaign: Burberry

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International Designer: Alessandro Michele for Gucci

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New Establishment Designer: Mary Katrantzou

Establishment Designer: Erdem

Brand: Stella McCartney

Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator: Nick Knight OBE

British Style – Fashion Innovator: FKA twigs

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British Style – Red Carpet Ambassador: Gwendoline Christie

Accessory Designer: Charlotte Olympia

Menswear Designer: J.W.Anderson

Womenswear Designer: J.W.Anderson

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Mollie King with David Gandy

Clearly enjoying a fashion-based comeback, Alison Moyet provided the soundtrack – as she did at Burberry’s SS16 show – for a mid-ceremony fashion showcase. An impressive thirty British designers took part in the show, each choosing and dressing a model to walk in the eclectic gathering, including: Anya Hindmarch, Astrid Anderson, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Molly Goddard, Paul Smith, Sibling, Topshop Unique and Victoria Beckham.

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Topshop owner Sir Philip Green with daughter Chloe

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Lucky Blue Smith

Words by Mikael Jack