Canada’s Erdem named Womenswear Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards

Ever since he burst onto the London fashion scene in 2005, Canadians have been proud to call designer Erdem Moralioğlu (whose label is simply called Erdem) their own.

Now, we have even more reason to lay claim to the Montreal-born, London-based dressmaker, who won Womenswear Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards this week.


Receiving the prestigious award from Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery, Erdem was recognized for his outstanding contribution to international women's fashion scene in 2014.

The win marked a sartorial hat trick for the decorated designer. Last year, he took home top honours in the red-carpet category and in 2012 he was the recipient of the Establishment Award.

The stars turned out for the annual British Fashion Awards in London.

The 35-year-old Ryerson graduate has long been a go-to designer for celebrities and royals alike – including the Duchess of Cambridge – when they want a hit of glamour.

Meanwhile, back on this side of the pond Erdem will vie for International Canadian Designer of the Year at the second annual Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFAs), alongside Thomas Tait, Mikael D. and Steven Tai.

This CAFA gala is slated to take place on Jan. 31, 2015 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Kate in Erdem during her tour of Canada in 2011.

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