There were many noteworthy moments at the British Fashion Awards last night, most of which happened after the last red carpet step-and-repeat was stepped. There was a rare John Galliano appearance, a heartfelt Anna Wintour speech, a tearful tribute from one Delevingne sister (Poppy) to another (Cara), and plenty of thanks to the late, great Louise Wilson. But, in true fashion form, the chatter first started on the red carpet, where honorees and guests discussed what (or whom) they were wearing.
In keeping with the night's theme, most of the looks ahead came courtesy of British designers — from Rihanna's scanty Stella McCartney outfit to Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo both in styles from the emerging Emilia Wickstead. In tribute to the risk-taking, cheeky, and conversation-starting creations from the U.K. (and beyond), here are the best looks from last night's prestigious event.