British Fashion Awards 2013: Christopher Kane Wins Womenswear Designer Of The Year

02 December 2013 by

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Scottish wunderkind designer Christopher Kane has made all the right moves every step of the way in his career. And now he can add winning the accolade of Womenswear Designer of the Year to his heaving cabinet of achievements! Fending off a challenge from Pheobe Philo (Celine) and Sarah Burton, Kane’s success was resoundingly toasted by the audience.

This evening Christopher was presented with his award by platinum haired fashion-titan Donatella Versace and he said the experience was 'truly amazing' and had special thanks for Donatella exclaiming 'I truly love her'. So do we Mr Kane!

From catching the eye of Donatella Versace while still at Central Saint Martins to selling his hit debut collection for S/S 2007 in its entirety to Browns, he burst on to the fashion scene with about the best credentials you could hope for. In the intervening years he has solidified his reputation as an ideas machine, coming up with iconic collections which have formed an archive of highly covetable pieces. Who wouldn’t want a piece from his Carrie inspired grunge collection? Or a zappy neon number from the ‘Princess Margaret on acid’ outing?

News this year that French holdings company Kering had made a majority investment in Kane’s growing brand was greeted with pride by the whole fashion community, and the influx of cash has enabled the designer and his sister Tammy to look to open their first store (planned to open on Mount street by the end of the year) and begin working on a debut bag collection.

See the stars on the red carpet at the British Fashion Awards...

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GALLERY >> Best dressed at the British Fashion Awards 2013

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Harry Styles in Saint Laurent with Alexa Chung in Roger Vivier and Jack Guinness

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Sienna Miller in Burberry with Christopher Bailey

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Kate Moss in Alexander McQueen and Rita Ora in Vivienne Westwood

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Sophia Webster

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Kelly Brook

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Laura Bailey in Roksanda Ilincic

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Arizona Muse in Louis Vuitton

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Alexa Chung in Stella McCartney

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Suki Waterhouse in Burberry

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Edie Campbell in Louis Vuitton and Tim Walker

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada

Yasmin Le Bon in Roksanda Ilincic

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Mary Charteris in Julien Macdonald

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Lady Amada Harlech in Chanel Couture

Stella Tennant in Alexander McQueen

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Lily Donaldson in Marc Jacobs

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Portia Freeman in Temperley London

Caroline Issa in Meli Melo

Daisy Lowe in a custom-made Erdem gown.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Antonio Berardi

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Pixie Geldof in Topshop

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Sienna Miller in Burberry with Dominic Jones jewellery

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Rupert Everett and Donatella Versace

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Christopher Kane

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Poppy Delevingne in Emilia Wickstead

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Tom Sturridge and Sienna Miller in Burberry

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Harry Styles in Saint Laurent

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Kate Moss in Alexander McQueen

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Alexa Chung in Stella McCartney

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Clemence Poesy in Erdem with Erdem

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Amber Le Bon in Marios Schwab dress and Nicholas Kirkwood Heels

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Antonio Berardi and Henry Holland


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