Stella McCartney wins BFC Designer of the Year

The fashion designer Stella McCartney was named Womenswear Designer of the Year and Designer Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in a ceremony on Tuesday at the Savoy Hotel and Theatre, London.

The fashion designer, who shows her collection at Paris Fashion Week and designs sportswear for Adidas, has long been one of the industry’s most acclaimed figures, but she became a household name in the UK this year after designing the Olympic kits for Team GB.

Her clothes are known for clean, functional lines, a masculine edge, loose shapes and a strong sense of colour and print, and, with their strong influence on the high street, offer many points of inspiration for designers and buyers of lingerie.

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Other winners at the British Fashion Council-run awards ceremony included the venerable shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award; Kim Jones for his work on Louis Vuitton menswear, who won Menswear Designer of the Year; Roksanda Ilincic, who won the Red Carpet Award; and the Emerging Designer award winners Jonathan Saunders (Menswear) and JW Anderson (Womenswear).

Don’t miss our quick takeaway guide to the lingerie inspiration to take away from the Stella McCartney SS13 collection.

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