Bottega Veneta's Lee big winner at British Fashion Awards

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Barbara Palvin, Giorgio Armani, Sara Sampaio and Nicholas Hoult pose as they arrive at the Fashion Awards 2019 in London, Britain December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

LONDON (Reuters) – Bottega Veneta inventive director Daniel Lee was the big winner at the British Fashion Awards on Monday, selecting up the highest prizes at the glitzy ceremony the place business veterans Giorgio Armani and Naomi Campbell have been additionally honoured.

Briton Lee, who joined the Italian luxurious items maker final yr and has obtained buzzing critiques for his trendy twists on the label’s basic appears, was named Designer of the Year, British Designer of the Year – Womenswear and Accessories Designer of the Year.

Known for its woven leather-based baggage, Bottega Veneta, a unit of the posh group Kering SA (PRTP.PA), was additionally named Brand of the Year.

Italian designer Armani, who based his label in 1975 and went on to change into one of many greatest names in trend, usually dressing celebrities and royals, obtained the Outstanding Achievement award.

The prize recognised the 85-year-old Armani’s “outstanding contribution to the global fashion industry, his creativity and vision of timeless style and care for detail, that have provided such inspiration to so many in the industry.”

Campbell, one of many catwalk’s most recognisable faces and one of many 5 main supermodels of the early 1990s, was handed the Fashion Icon prize, recognising her business and charitable work.

At the occasion held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, singer Rihanna’s Fenty label picked up the Urban Luxe award, Adut Akech gained Model of the Year and Dior’s Kim Jones was named British Designer of the Year – Menswear.

Alexander McQueen inventive director Sarah Burton, who designed Kate Middleton’s marriage ceremony gown for her 2011 nuptials to Britain’s Prince William, took the Trailblazer Award, whereas Moncler (MONC.MI) Chief Executive Remo Ruffini was named Business Leader.

Guests at the awards, a fundraiser for British Fashion Council charities, included Hollywood stars Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett and singer Kylie Minogue.

Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Bill Berkrot

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