The Industry at the British Fashion Awards 2012

Industry members fly the flag for the British fashion industry, as two scoop awards at this year’s BFAs.

The British Fashion Awards, organised by the British Fashion Council, is the most highly respected awards ceremony in fashion, with everyone from Samantha Cameron to Dita Von Teese in attendance on Tuesday evening. Industry members littered The Savoy, including model Laura Bailey, designer Jonathan Saunders, esteemed fashion bloggers Sasha Wilkins and Navaz Batliwalla, BFC chairman Harold Tillman and TANK magazine’s fashion director Caroline Issa.

Out of the 14 winners at this year’s ceremony, two of them were Industry members. Fashion’s man of the moment, Jonathan Saunders took home the Emerging Talent – Menswear award, based on his breakthrough menswear debut earlier this year. To add to The Industry‘s success, Harold Tillman was bestowed with a Special Recognition award. Presented by HRH Princess Beatrice of York, the award acknowledged the member for his role at the epicentre of the British fashion industry, both within the BFC and beyond.

“The last five years have been extraordinary and seeing the BFC and the fashion industry go from strength to strength is a reward in itself so it is completely unexpected to be given this award,” said Harold upon receiving the accolade. “My term as chair ends in just a few weeks time and I am so grateful to all those at the BFC and our designers who have inspired and supported me in equal measure. It has been an honour to service this great industry for so long – thank you all.”