Last night Christopher Kane was announced as the winner of the 2011 British Fashion Council/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund prize. Kane beat competition from Charlotte Olympia, E. Tautz, Jonathan Saunders, Nicholas Kirkwood, Osman Yousefzada, Peter Pilotto and Richard Nicoll to bag the £200,000 prize.
He's following in the footsteps of Erdem Moralioglu who won the prize last year. British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman commented, "The shortlist was very strong and we were impressed by the level of talent which was inspiring. Christopher and Tammy have worked immensely hard and it is wonderful to see a designer with his vision and commitment rewarded."