Breaking news: Stella McCartney just won the Designer of the Year Award at the 2012 British Fashion Awards, and she scooped up the Designer Brand award to boot. In other words, it’s official—she rocks.
We’ve been a fan of her for years—long before she earned global accolades for outfitting the British Olympic athletes—and we couldn’t be happier for her. McCartney wasn’t the only Barneys New York designer who won either: Sophie Hulme, Erdem, Nicholas Kirkwood and Manolo Blahnik all walked away with awards too. We love it when our designers get the love they deserve!