Despite the rain it really was glam galore, with celebrities such as Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller and Courtney Love all gracing the red carpet in their fabulous frocks. Alexa, who hosted the awards, wore a stunning backless Chanel dress whilst Sienna Miller chose a Matthew Williamson number teamed with a Louis Vuitton jacket and looked radiant as she collected the award for ‘Style Icon.’
My two favourite outfits were sported by Alexandra Burke (2008 X-factor winner) and ultra trendy designer Henry Holland who teamed his House of Holland tee with a vintage jacket decorated with a hot heart print. He certainly proved that fashion can often look cooler when you mix different styles, genres and brands; cheap or chic.
Alexandra looked divine in D&G-rocking the nautical theme and highlighting just how fab this huge Spring Summer trend can look.
Other awards of the night included Rupert Sanderson for Accessories designer, delightful duo Viktor and Rolf for Style Visionaries and Christopher Kane for British designer.
The fun continued into the night at the after party with free flowing Moet served in miniature bottles and Godiva chocolates being passed around on grand silver trays.
I found the chic touches made for a super evening and the whole event brought the February fashion fever to life in style.
But fast forward less than a week and the fashion pack are presented with the first of four fashion weeks spreading over Feb and March starting with New York. The phenomenon is then passed on to London before bombarding Milan and Paris. I find it impossible to comprehend how the designers cope at this time of the year, creating and organising their collections as the fashion cycle gets shorter and shorter every year. Whilst we prepare for Spring 2009, they are experimenting for Spring 2010!
These next couple of months are precious for fashion history, so keep your glad rag brain in gear, be individual and fashion forward at all times (refer to previous Fabricjam tips if needed) and keep your eyes peeled for fresh style news following the new collections!