Oxford Street fashion by Pit Van Meeffe
The British Fashion Awards complete the 25th anniversary celebrations of the British Fashion Council next month with their annual awards ceremony. London Fashion Week had some cool, original artwork created for the tube and to cap off the style year, the British Fashion Council has created a one off award, based on a popular poll, to mark the occasion. The special gong will "recognise an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for the capital".
So, who do you think is London's style icon? Naturally, some names have already been put forward. There's Croydon lass, Kate Moss, supermarket style queen Alexa Chung, Debenham's favourite Matthew Williamson, greenie Beatle offspring, Stella McCartney and TopShop supremo, Sir Phillip Green among others. But we don't think any of them really epitomise the "spirit of London" nor reflect the creativity and innate sense of personal style us Londoners emanate. What about the Pearly King of Camberwell? Boris Johnson and his rumpled suit (not to mention the award winning barnet)? No one rocks formal daywear like the Queen, surely? And what about ceramics eccentric, darling Grayson Perry?
We know you can come up with the perfect recipient of the London 25 prize. Vote here to ensure a truly deserving Londoner bags the glory and let us know in the comments who you
pervert the poll with plump for.
The British Fashion Awards take place on 9th December at the Royal Courts of Justice.