Fashion, has always been one of Britain’s fortes. We pride ourselves as being the home to some of its greatest talents. Therefore, what better way to celebrate that talent than with the British Fashion Awards? Our very own Oscars if you like.
Many are awarded on the night, but always the one gathering the most attention is Designer of the year. Luella Bartley was awarded the accolade last year- and quite rightly so; her quirky, school girl inspired designs had everyone talking. But who should it be this year? Personally, the only individual that springs to mind is Christopher Kane. His contribution to fashion, particularly in the past year has seen him go leaps and bounds over any other designer. His collaboration with Topshop caused a riot amongst the fashion hungry; all of whom (including myself) were eager to get their hands on anything with his name on it. Next, comes his newly formed friendship with mother of fashion, Donatella Versace, (forming the most unlikely of collaborations) with Kane co-designing the Italian brands ‘versus’ collection.
Kane is the master of reinvention. From his A/W09 designs to his S/S10 ‘Checked Collection’- all have cemented him as an innovator of fashion.