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Scots fashion designer Christopher Kane scoops top gong

Scots fashion designer Christopher Kane swapped the catwalk for the red carpet as he scooped a top award tonight.

Fashion designer Christopher Kane
Fashion designer Christopher Kane

The star of London Fashion Week was crowned British Designer of the Year at the 2014 Elle Style Awards.

Kane, 32, originally from Newarthill, North Lanarkshire, took a break from displaying his latest autumn winter collection, to attend the glitzy bash in the UK capital.

He's had a great 12 months, and is on course to open his first store this year in London's Mayfair.

Last year fashion giant Kering bought more than 50% of his business and he's won plaudits for his latest styles which have attracted the attention of his friend, Anna Wintour at Fashion Week.

Elsewhere at the awards, pop star Katy Perry was crowned Woman Of The Year.

Roar singer Perry was presented with her gong by pop princess Kylie Minogue at the glamorous award ceremony in London.

The 29-year-old I Kissed A Girl singer is known for her campaign work for gay rights and her support of same-sex marriage.

Perry, who divorced British comedian Russell Brand in 2011 after just 14 months of marriage, recently recorded duet Who You Love with boyfriend John Mayer, and the couple are rumoured to be engaged.

Guests including model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne, singer Ellie Goulding, former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko and designer Tom Ford were treated to a champagne reception, a 1950s supper club menu and table butler service at the magazine's 17th annual celebration of style.

Lily Allen, who recently returned to the music scene after taking a break to become a mother, was named Female UK Recording Artist of the Year, while Tinie Tempah - who earlier this week high-fived the Duke of Cambridge as he performed at the Baftas - took home the title of Male UK Recording Artist of the Year.

Harry Potter star Emma Watson was awarded Actress of the Year and Happy singer Pharrell Williams was presented with the gong for International Recording Artist.

Fashion photographer David Bailey was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by designer and director Tom Ford while Tom Hiddleston, fresh from his run starring in Coriolanus at the Donmar theatre, was named Man of the Year.

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