They came (in tulle and sequins), they saw (some of the finest take the glory), they conquered (a year in fashion). The British Fashion Awards are all but over, however the Awards have confirmed, or rather, reconfirmed some truths in fashion for 2019.

Firstly, Bottega Veneta is the indubitable Grand Dame of fashion this year, winning all four of its nominated categories. The Italian house not only won the coveted Brand of the Year accolade, but Creative Director Daniel Lee also won the Designer of the Year award, the British Designer of The Year award – Womenswear, and the Accessories Designer of the Year award, proving that yes, Lee’s Bottega is not only a hit in consumer circles but in industry ones, too.

MILAN, ITALY “u2013 SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway at the Bottega Veneta Ready to Wear fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 on September 19, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Long-time GRAZIA favourite, Rejina Pyo, took out the British Emerging Talent for Womenswear, while the inimitable Mr Giorgio Armani was honoured for his Outstanding Achievement (on the arms of Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett nonetheless).

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Julia Roberts and Giorgio Armani arrive at The Fashion Awards 2019 held at Royal Albert Hall on December 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/FilmMagic)

Locally, we also had something to be proud of. One of Australia’s finest fashion exports, Adut Akech, won Model of the Year, while the icon of all icons, Naomi Campbell, won Fashion Icon of the year (unsurprisingly).

A big night for all, a big night for fashion and a particularly big night for Bottega Veneta, see the full list of winners and honourees from The British Fashion Awards below.

2019 British fashion awards winners:

Brand of the Year: Bottega Veneta

Designer of the year: Daniel Lee

British Designer of the Year, Menswear: Kim Jones for Dior Men

British Designer of the Year, Womenswear: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

British Emerging Talent, Menswear: Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams

British Emerging Talent, Womenswear: Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

Accessories Designer of the Year: Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Designer’s Designer: Christopher Kane

Fashion Icon: Naomi Campbell

Outstanding Achievement: Giorgio Armani

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam McKnight

Trailblazer Award: Sarah Burton

Award for Positive Change: Signatories of the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

Business Leader: Remo Ruffini for Moncler

Model of the Year: Adut Akech

Urban Luxe: Fenty

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