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On 3 December, I attended the British Fashion Awards ceremony,

which was held at the architecturally beautiful,  London Coliseum.

The incredible creative talents, honoured that evening, were

certainly deserving of all recognition and praise.

For me,  the highlight of the evening was

the acceptance speech given by

Christopher Kane

who received the

Women’s Designer of the Year Award

Inventive.  Fearless.  Enigmatic …

 his collections are eagerly anticipated

and are the highlight of London Fashion Week.

With his older sister Tammy Kane continually at his side

(image from telegraph.co.uk):

Christopher and Tammy Kane. (Hair by Maria Kovacs for TIGI. Makeup by Jane Richard son for Nars.(

Christopher and Tammy Kane

as business partner, protector, cheer-leader, confidante

the 31 year old Scottish designer

has achieved celebrated international status.

When presented with the award by mentor and friend

Donatella Versace

he seemed sincerely humbled, grateful,

a bit taken aback, even a bit shy,

and of course very pleased, very happy.

(image from the guardian.com):

Christopher Kane and Donatella Versace

Christopher Kane and Donatella Versace

His sister Tammy was unable to attend,

remaining at home because her daughter was unwell.

Mr. Kane accepted the award in honour of his

sister, niece and Donatella Versace:

clearly the trio of women who have

positively and significantly impacted his life.

Congratulations Christopher Kane!

Fashion journalist Suzy Menkes interviews Christopher and Tammy Kane,
who discuss their Scottish roots, love of fashion and business success
(click on link):