The major fashion news of this period is related to the Fashion Awards that took place in London. The biggest prize has been taken by Sarah Burton, the director of Alexander McQueen. She has been named the Designer of the Year.

We have to admit that this year has been filled with events for the designer. For sure you have heard that she has been the one to design the wedding dress of Kate Middleton, the dress that the whole fashion world has been talking about ever since.

Sarah Burton

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 Another major event in her career is the moment when she had a sell-out exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City that was dedicated to her mentor. She also had the possibility to see her work shown at Buckingham Palace.

In her acceptance speech she said that this prize feels like the icing on the cake that represents all the events of the year. She has accepted the prize from Samantha Cameron.

Other winners

Naturally during the night there have been several other people recognized for their work, such as Victoria Beckham. She was really close to tears when she accepted the prize for Designer Brand of the Year. In her speech she mentioned her parents, husband and children. According to her without her husband she would have never done all the things that she did.

The show goes on

Some of the other designers that were mentioned during the ceremony include Sarah McCartney, who got the Red Carpet Award, Sir Paul Smith receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award and Sam Gainsbury who received the Creator of the Year Award. This award got its name after Isabella Blow.


As it has been mentioned before, Sarah Burton was in the spotlight of the event, but still her most important client, the Duchess of Cambridge didn’t manage to show up at the event. She has been one of the runners of the British Style Award that is meant to award the It girl of the year. This one of the awards was voted publicly, and the big prize has gone to Alexa Chung.

Model of the Year

This is another award that was presented at the show, and the big winner has been Stella Tennant who was a part of Zara’s latest campaign as a model, not to mention that she also appeared on the cover of the Italian Vogue.


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