Last night played host to one of the biggest events in the fashion calendar, The Fashion Awards 2016

Recently re-branded to its new title from The British Fashion Awards, the ceremony gives recognition to the best British and international creative talents within the industry. 

The event also attracts some of the biggest celebs from all over the globe, with the likes of Gigi Hadid, Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung attending this year's celebration.

This year, our very own Simone Rocha took home the coveted accolade of Best British Womenswear Designer

The Dublin born designer, and daughter of John Rocha, took home the award honouring "a British ready-to-wear designer who has been instrumental in leading women’s fashion in the past year."

While most fashion fans were delighted that an Irish woman won the coveted prize, some were quick to point out the fact that the prize was for a British designer.

However, Simone enjoys both Irish and British citizenship .


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Derry native Jonathan Anderson was also nominated for best British women's wear designer, for his brand J.W Anderson.

The Northern Irish designer established J.W. Anderson in 2008 and shot to fame thanks to a triumphant first show at London Fashion Week and a hotly anticipated collaboration with Topshop.

The creative was also nominated for Best International Accessories Designer for his work with luxury brand Loewe.