Image: winners and presenters at the British Fashion Awards 2011. Left to right: Theo Hutchcraft (Hurts) & Christopher Raeburn; Sam Gainsbury & Kate Moss; Mary Katrantzou & Olivia Palermo; David Sims & Stella Tennant; Kristen McMenamy & Tabitha Simmons.
The 2011 British Fashion Awards were held on Monday 28th November at The Savoy Hotel and Theatre, London. Hosted by presents George Lamb and Lauren Laverne, the ceremony saw the best of the British and international fashion industries joined by a glamorous line-up of guests and presenters, including BFC Ambassador Samantha Cameron, Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Kate Hudson, Colin Firth, Olivia Palermo, Josephine de la Baume, Marc Jacobs, Lady Amanda Harlech and Alexa Chung.
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen won the esteemed Designer of the Year award 2011 and twelve other leading fashion figures were honoured. The ceremony included two new awards – New Establishment and Emerging Talent – Menswear.
The New Establishment Award was introduced this year to recognise a particular movement in British fashion that is taking the industry by storm. The inaugural winner is Christopher Kane whose visionary designs for his own label continue to lead trends globally, become must haves for any fashion credible shoot and essentials for all fashion collectors.
The British Fashion Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion, which recognises one designer who throughout their career has made an impact on the industry internationally, went to the inspirational Paul Smith who is a true icon in the industry for all that he consistently brings to the world of fashion.
2011 winners with video
Full winners press release
Red carpet gallery
2011 selection panel
VIDEO: Awards Highlights
VIDEO: Red Carpet Highlights
Nominees event image gallery
Nominees press release