What better place to get a heads up on next season's trends than at the British Fashion Awards?
And according to the country's most stylish stars, including Kate Moss
and Victoria Beckham
, the colour to be seen in is black, black, black.
Despite their different approaches to clothing, Kate and Posh both arrived at the star-studded ceremony on Wednesday wearing floor-length jet gowns.
The similarities didn’t end there – both ladies also had long trains on their dresses and hair swept up into tight 'dos for the occasion.
Victoria, who arrived alone after attending a family funeral
with husband David
, wore one of her own creations from her Spring/Summer 2010 collection – a silk crepe Eighties-style dress with crystal embroidery on the shoulder pads.
Kate, escorted by beau Jamie Hince, wore a sheer tiered number that she teamed with a black blazer.
The duo headed up a host of beauties clad in black, from Eva Herzigova
, Princess Beatrice
and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, to Erin O'Connor, Yasmin LeBon and prime minister's wife Sarah Brown
It was a particularly special night for Croydon-born Kate.
She was awarded the London 25 trophy – an honour voted for by the public that recognises "an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital."
and Jerry Hall
's daughter, 17-year-old Georgia May, beat off stiff competition from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Daisy Lowe to be named model of the year.
And Burberry's Christopher Bailey - named best designer - and also picked up the designer brand of the year gong.
Dior's John Galliano
– born in Gibraltar – picked up the outstanding achievement award.