As we come into the homestretch, we have another batch of results from our Best of Fashion 2011 Awards. Up first today: Favorite Designer/Brand. This award was a no-brainer for many of you—our winner received almost double the votes of the runner-up. So, who was your favorite designer/brand? Click inside to find out!
WINNER: Alexander McQueen
What a year it has been for the Alexander McQueen brand. Not even two years after the tragic passing of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton has elevated the brand to new heights, thanks in large part to the Duchess of Cambridge and a certain royal wedding.
2. Miu Miu
For fall 2012, loyal Miu Miu fans departed for a trip back in time to the 1940s, while at the spring 2012 show, Miuccia served up a dark and decidedly modern offering.
Despite the fact that celebrated creative director Christophe Decarnin left Balmain shortly after the fall 2012 show, you stayed loyal to the brand all year long.
Known for its interesting and often eclectic mash-ups of prints, patterns, and color, the Etro brand continued to wow its fans this year.
5. Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang hasn’t garnered a cult following for naught. This year, he gave fans exactly what they wanted—again—with two ultra-sexy, ultra-cool collections.
It is no surprise to see Mulberry on this list, given that the British brand has been raising its profile in the past few years with a slew of must-try handbags.
7. Stella McCartney
Perhaps it is her eco-friendly pursuit of happiness, or her easy-to-wear goods, but Stella McCartney is always a favorite, and with plenty of good reasons.
8. Burberry Prorsum
Really, is there anyone who didn’t go gaga over Burberry’s latest collections? Between the modern trench coats, the ultra-cool booties, and the sleek dresses, we doubt it.
Once again, Nicolas Ghesquière wowed fans with collections that simultaneously looked back to the Balenciaga archives and looked far, far ahead.
It is hardly a surprise to see Chanel on this list, given the popularity of designer Karl Lagerfeld, the history of the brand, and the fact that its, well, Chanel.
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