So will the award convince Beckham that its time to bring her show to London Fashion Week?
Its a move much desired by the British Fashion Council, which organises the BFAs every year. Beckham runs her business out of London, but is said to present her collections in New York partly out of concerns over a snarly response from the British press.
Last nights award would seem to provide one of the most formal reassurances available that the designer is respected. After three straight years of nominations, London may be sending a message: Beckham has a place in the British fashion scene, if only she would claim it.
If Beckham does make the move to LFW, shell be in good company. Stella McCartney announced last week that she will host a special fashion presentation at LFW in February 2012. McQ also said it would present its first catwalk show during the A/W 12 shows. Previously, Burberry surged to must-see status when it brought its Prorsum show from Milan to London for LFWs 25th anniversary season in 2009. Matthew Williamson, Vivienne Westwood and Temperley also returned, and have stayed.
Heres hoping that the ranks of returned fashion expats gain a new member in 2012.