Jubilee? What Jubilee? Once the initial excitement of waving miniature Union Jack flags (and having a cheeky two days off work) died down, all fashion-loving eyes had long shifted to this week’s CFDA awards.

Celebrating its fiftieth year, the prestigious event (which is often dubbed ‘Fashion’s Oscars’) saw enough glitz, glamour and glitterati to make even the Queen’s royal crown look dull (and SO 2011).

Surprisingly, it was actor-turned-designer twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who scooped the coveted Womenswear Designer of the Year award, beating fellow nominees Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler to the win. Their upscale label, The Row, first established in 2007, features ‘discreet luxury’ apparel and accessories, giving modern-day classics a bespoke tailored twist.

Respectively dressed in designs from their own The Row Resort 2013 collection (black dress, Mary-Kate; fuchsia gown, Ashley), the two made sure to thank each other in their acceptance speech (aww).

Other winners included Billy Reid, who won Menswear Designer of the Year, Reed Krakoff, who won Accessories Designer of the Year, and Tommy Hilfiger, who was chosen for the Geoffery Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.

Actor Johnny Depp also won the Fashion Icon Award – though we hear his often-questionable facial hair lost him a few points.

Find more about the CFDA Fashion Awards here.

Written by Charlotte McManus


About Charlotte McManus

Editor for and Freelance writer - The Creator's Project, SUPERSUPER!, Don't Panic, FAULT, Flux, Who's Jack & more.

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