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Victoria Beckham wins Designer of the Year

By Tamsin Crimmens

Victoria Beckham has been crowned Womenswear Designer of the Year at the annual WGSN Global Fashion Awards in London. Although the designer wasn’t there to collect her prize in person, she did tweet her gratitude – saying; ‘Thank you @WGSN thrilled to win Womenswear Designer @GFashionawards #GFA2012 ! X vb’

She beat off competition to win her prize from designers, Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders who were all nominated in her category.

Other winners on the night, which were hosted by Cat Deeley at the Savoy, were ELLE cover photographer, Rankin – who won the Hall of Fame Award as well as Spanish label Loewe for best Footwear and Accessories and Topshop, who took home the Womenswear Design Team award.

WGSN is a global trend forecasting agency used in the trade by brands to help come up with ideas for collections. This, their third annual Global Fashion Awards was voted for by a panel of industry specialists.

What a wonderful night for British fashion.

See all of Victoria Beckham's celebrity fans wearing their dresses here

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