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Bottega Veneta’s Lee big winner at British Fashion Awards



Barbara Palvin, Giorgio Armani, Sara Sampaio and Nicholas Hoult pose as they arrive at the Fashion Awards 2019 in London, Britain December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

LONDON (Reuters) – Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee was the big winner at the British Fashion Awards on Monday, picking up the top prizes at the glitzy ceremony where industry veterans Giorgio Armani and Naomi Campbell were also honored.

Briton Lee, who joined the Italian luxury goods maker last year and has received buzzing reviews for his modern twists on the label’s classic looks, was named Designer of the Year, British Designer of the Year – Womenswear and Accessories Designer of the Year.

Known for its woven leather bags, Bottega Veneta, a unit of the luxury group Kering SA, was also named Brand of the Year.

Italian designer Armani, who founded his label in 1975 and went on to become one of the biggest names in fashion, regularly dressing celebrities and royals, received the Outstanding Achievement award.

The prize recognized the 85-year-old Armani’s “outstanding contribution to the global fashion industry, his creativity and vision of timeless style and care for detail, that have provided such inspiration to so many in the industry.”

Campbell, one of the catwalk’s most recognizable faces and one of the five major supermodels of the early 1990s, was handed the Fashion Icon prize, recognizing her industry and charitable work.

At the event held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, singer Rihanna’s Fenty label picked up the Urban Luxe award, Adut Akech won Model of the Year and Dior’s Kim Jones was named British Designer of the Year – Menswear.

Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton, who designed Kate Middleton’s wedding dress for her 2011 nuptials to Britain’s Prince William, took the Trailblazer Award, while Moncler Chief Executive Remo Ruffini was named Business Leader.

Guests at the awards, a fundraiser for British Fashion Council charities, included Hollywood stars Julia Roberts and Cate Blanchett and singer Kylie Minogue.

Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Bill Berkrot

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Your Horoscope for the Week of December 8 — December Horoscopes



Is your phone blowing up rn? Yep, thought so. A Full Moon in chatty Gemini on Wednesday will make it go down in the DMs with flirty emojis and WYD texts. And a sexy Venus-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn has us reaching for the dark and brooding types. Oh, and heads up: keep your Sunday schedule spontaneous—the day will be filled with fun surprises thanks to a Jupiter trine to Uranus.


Use your words, Aries! A Full Moon in your communication sector on Wednesday wants you to speak up and listen carefully. Friday’s powerful conjunction lights up your network and professional connections. A sudden realization on work hits you on Sunday like a lightning so remember keep your notes app open so you don’t, um, forget it by Monday!


*cash register sounds on repeat* Wednesday’s Full Moon gives you a big direct deposit, Taurus! You’ll want to improve your financial literacy to hold on to the momentum. Friday’s romantic conjunction wants you to practice some straight talk for straight understanding with your dates. Take a lil getaway on Sunday and explore a new place, book, or “space” you’ve been curious about!


This week’s for you, Gemini! The annual Full Moon in Gemini shines on Wednesday giving you a glow up where you need it as you showcase your best talents. Ooo, and Friday’s sexy conjunction wants you to explore your sexual fantasies and desires. You’re off the deep end lasts ‘til Sunday, plenty of time to think about how these could bring you closer to your boo.


Time for closure, Cancer. A Full Moon in your completion sector on Wednesday inspires you to initiate the endings proactively. A transformative conjunction on Friday deepens your romantic bonds to places of commitment and trust. The energy gets a little lighter in your romance zone on Sunday so keep all conversations and experiences friendly and fun.


Time to fire up that group text: the Full Moon in Wednesday wants you to socialize with your ride-or-dies so plan something. A responsible conjunction on Friday wants you to find romance with partners who aren’t afraid to put in the work. Get a head start on the work week this Sunday by tending to little details of the job and that’ll prepare you for your success.


Pop some champs, Virgo! A Full Moon in your career sector on Wednesday wants to highlight your professional dreams and successes so, yay! A confidence boosting conjunction on Friday helps you strut your stuff and makes you irresistible. You’ll be in adventurous spirits on Sunday so go exploring!


Pack your bags, bb! A Full Moon in Wednesday is sending you to far corners of the international and educational worlds to expand your horizons. A tender conjunction on Friday could put you in your feels on Friday so try to protect and vocalize them to those who need to hear it. You’ll find a helpful realization on Sunday so trust what occurs and comes up for you!


The temperature’s rising for you, Scorpy! A Full Moon in your sexuality sector on Wednesday raises the temps in your bedroom so enjoy it. Speak up this Friday because your words will help the dynamic in your ‘ship go even deeper. Do the same on Sunday as you find yourself in a mediator position so try to find the win-win between you and others.


Happy Birthday, Sag! A romantic Full Moon on Wednesday helps you attract the love you want for your new year. Save your birthday cash on Friday by checking your budget and not blowing big bucks on meaningless things. You’ll get a helpful grounding feeling on Sunday as it slows down your pace, helps you relax, and then gets you organized.


Cap, it’s time to throw out your ex’s old sweatshirt, mmkay? A Full Moon in your tidying up sector this Wednesday helps you do only what helps you and let go of what doesn’t. An intense connection on Friday deepens your relationships to amazing places while you steer the conversation. A jolt of creativity and confidence arrives on Sunday so use that power to make your dreams come true!


Ooo, Aquarius! Wednesday’s Full Moon helps you radiate with charisma and open up to share your story with others. On Friday’s conjunction, commit to doing dating differently with new strategies and thinking for next level romantic results. A beautiful, healing Sunday helps you be gentle with yourself so practice radical self-care and enjoy yourself.


Happy homecoming, Pisces. A Full Moon in your home, family, and feels zone arrives on Wednesday helping you find the people and places you’re safest with. A romantic conjunction occurs in your friendship sector this Friday so blur the lines a bit for powerful results. Have a brunch date with your ride-or-dies on Sunday to close your week on a lovely note!


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