Lycra British Style Awards

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  1. mrrene

    mrrene New Member

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    Copyright 2003 PR Newswire Association, Inc.
    PR Newswire

    September 26, 2003, Friday 3:00 AM Eastern Time



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    HEADLINE: The Lycra British Style Awards 2003 Winners Announcement -British Designer Of the Year 2003: Alexander McQueen;
    -With Pictures

    DATELINE: LONDON, Sept. 26

    Alexander McQueen was the winner of this year's prestigious British Designer of the Year Award at the Lycra® British Style Awards 2003. McQueen was among the many big names honoured at a star-studded gala dinner hosted by American beauty Pamela Anderson. The Awards ceremony, known as the 'Oscars' of the Fashion Industry was held on Thursday 25th September at the Old Billingsgate Market in the heart of the city of London. All the red-carpet excitement will be broadcast to the nation on Friday night at 9pm on LivingTV, with a second viewing on Channel 4.
    The Lycra® British Style Awards attracted more big celebrity names than ever from the fashion, film and music industries including Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall, American actress Jada Pinkett Smith, super model Heidi Klum and Usual Suspects actor Gabriel Byrne presenting awards with music spectaculars from Emma Bunton, Skin and Sophie Ellis Bextor.
    This is the first time Lycra® has sponsored this prestigious ceremony. Lycra® is widely accepted and recognised as the foundation stone of the fashion industry and its position at the heart of the industry makes it the perfect partner for this exciting event, created to acknowledge design excellence in the fashion industry. It is also the first time the public have been able to participate in the event, by voting on three award categories.


    Lycra® British Style Awards 2003

    British Designer of the Year: Alexander McQueen

    McQueen is renowned for the romantic and determinedly contemporary nature of his clothes. His in-depth knowledge of bespoke British tailoring and workmanship of French Haute Couture has led to his partnership with the Gucci group. Along with flagship stores in London, New York and Milan he has launched the first McQueen fragrance, 'Kingdom'.

    New Generation Designer: Sophia Kokosalaki
    Greek-born and London trained, Sophia Kokosalaki is best known for her elegantly draped jerseys and complex leather weaves. With a business that has doubled in the past year, this young, British talent proves that you can be successful commercially as well as creatively.

    Accessory Designer: Manolo Blahnik
    Manolo Blahnik's shoes inspire slavish devotion. Fans of his unashamedly sexy and elegant designs include iconic fashion leaders Kate Moss, Madonna and Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker. Collaborations with John Galliano, Clements Ribeiro and Oscar de la Renta for their catwalk shows and his attention to detail have made him an extraordinarily accomplished designer.

    Glamour Designer of the Year: Julien Macdonald
    Julien Macdonald is the winner of the Glamour Designer of the year award for the second time. Alongside his own label, he is Women's Artistic Director for the House of Givenchy Haute Couture. He enjoys an enormous celebrity following who all reach for a Macdonald dress for that special, red carpet entrance.

    Contemporary Designer: Paul Smith
    Equally celebrated for his men's, women's and children's collections, Sir Paul Smith epitomises a contemporary take on British style. Knighted for his services to the fashion industry and with over thirty years experience, he acts as a global spokesperson for British design.

    High Street Fashion Retailer: Reiss
    Reiss aims to lead trends rather than follow. Designing and producing its own label range of clothes for style conscious men and women, it bridges the gap between the high street and international designer brands. The brainchild of David Reiss, there are currently twenty-five stores around the UK and Ireland, with thirty-three new outlets scheduled to open at the end of the year.

    Menswear Designer: Paul Smith
    Sir Paul Smith is one of Britain's most commercially successful designers with an annual worldwide turnover of over 220 million pounds Sterling per year. His idiosyncratic menswear style combines an appreciation of the skills of a Savile Row tailor with a subversive eye for detail.

    Most Stylish Photographer: Mario Testino
    Most Stylish Model: Erin O'Connor
    Stylist: Katie Grand
    Most Stylish Female TV Personality: Kim Cattrall
    Most Stylish Male TV Personality: Ant & Dec
    Most Stylish Movie Actress: Minnie Driver
    Most Stylish Movie Actor: Ewan McGregor
    Most Stylish Male Music Artist: Robbie Williams
    Most Stylish Female Music Artist: Victoria Beckham
    Most Stylish Sports Personality: David Beckham

    High resolution photographs from the Awards are available to the media free of charge at (Tel: +44 (0)20 7608 1000) or at

    - The Voting Panel consisted of over 1,000 members of the fashion industry
    including press, buyers and designers

    - The public votes consisted of readers of The Sun and visitors to

    - The Most Stylish categories include Awards for Most Stylish Female and
    Male TV Personality, Most Stylish Movie Actress and Actor, Most Stylish
    Female and Male Music Artist and Most Stylish Sports Personality

    - All listed categories have three nominations except for Model,
    Photographer, Stylist and Journalist where there is only one winner who
    will be announced at the event

    - No designer can win an award more than twice in succession except New
    Generation, which is once only

    SOURCE Lycra

    CONTACT: Event Enquiries - Claudia Crow of Talk PR, +44-20-7544-3854, [email protected], for British Fashion Council; or Nina Bautista of Rowland Communications, +44-20-7462-7762, [email protected], for Lycra

  2. nay-k

    nay-k New Member

    Aug 28, 2003
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  3. mrrene

    mrrene New Member

    Jul 7, 2002
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    Sorry I didn't have photos to go with the article; no time.

    Thank you! :flower:
  4. Lena

    Lena etre soi-meme

    Jun 9, 2002
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    :woot: :clap: so glad Sophia Kokosalaki got the new generation award and for McQueen's much deserved award for best designer :heart:

    thanks for the article mr rene,
    you've beat all major fashion sites,
    i've been looking for this since early this morning
    only to read it first at FashionSpot, thanks :flower:
  5. mrrene

    mrrene New Member

    Jul 7, 2002
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    You're welcome Lena. :wink:

    Just diverting Lexis-Nexis, the magazine database at work, for personal purposes a little bit. B)

    I did a search on articles containing "Kate Moss" for the last 60 days and it turned up more than 1,000. :shock:.
  6. jessica v.

    jessica v. New Member

    Aug 8, 2003
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    Kim, Minni and Stella :heart:
  7. Spacemiu

    Spacemiu New Member

    Apr 19, 2003
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    Go SOPHIA! :heart:
  8. lele

    lele New Member

    Sep 12, 2003
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    i think stella is so pretty....
  9. pinkcouture

    pinkcouture New Member

    Sep 14, 2003
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    I think Stella's pretty too! McQueen definetly deserved the award!!!

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