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Manolo Blahnik To Be Honoured At British Fashion Awards

The man behind some of the most coveted footwear around, Manolo Blahnik will be honoured tonight at the British Fashion Awards where he will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award.

This award is the top honour of the night for the designer who has made an impact on global fashion. Since Carrie Bradshaw confessed her love for her Manolo’s on Sex And The City, it has been clear that this footwear designer has made an impact on fashion world. Past winners have included Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.

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Manolo Blahnik started his fashionable walk into the footwear world in the early 70’s when he designed shoes for the Ossie Clark runway show and opened his own boutique. He focused on the classic stiletto in a time when platforms where all the rage. He has been awarded Accessory Design of the Year by the British Fashion Council twice as well as by the CFDA.

This is the only award, which was announced early, for the rest of the winners we will have to wait and see who is named top of British fashion. Stella McCartney has the chance to walk home the biggest winner being nominated for Designer Of The Year, Designer Brand of the Year and the Red Carpet Award. Other nominees include Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Philip Treacy, Erdem and more.

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