Jourdan Dunn
Jourdan Dunn was named model of the year at the British Fashion Awards 2015 Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

A bevy of familiar faces flocked to central London on 23 November night to attend the British Fashion Awards. Hosted at the London Coliseum, the evening saw some of the most prominent figures in the fashion industry celebrated for their achievements over the past year.

Walking away with one of the most coveted awards of the night was catwalk queen Jourdan Dunn, who was named model of the year. After being presented with her award from Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing, Dunn said in her acceptance speech: "You're going to make me cry. What the f**k? I won this in 2008, I was a hot mess, my speech was a hot mess. It was all a mess. So short and sweet this time.

"Thank you to the British Fashion Council, I don't know what to say. Thank you to my mum and my son Riley, who wanted me to stay in bed and watch TV with him. This is for him."

Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld received the outstanding achievement award, while US designer Tom Ford was recognised for his red carpet looks. Singer FKA twigs was named fashion innovator and said in her speech: "I would like to dedicate this award to my mum because she used to make clothes that she wore and I wore.

"I used to want just a tenth of what she had – people used to look at her in the street because she looked so great. My nanna inspired us to be brave and creative and beautiful on the inside as well as the outside."

It was a particularly successful night for Northern Irish designer JW Anderson who won both the menswear and womenswear designer after fending off competition from Victoria Beckham and Christopher Kane, who were also nominated. Other winners included Stella McCartney, Burberry and Game Of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie.