British Fashion Council's Nominees for 2017 Fashion Awards

British Fashion Council's Nominees for 2017 Fashion Awards

The British Fashion Council's Fashion Awards are fast approaching, and nominations have just been released.

The British Fashion Council's Fashion Awards are fast approaching, and nominations have just been released.

Text: Cassidy Morrison

The annual Fashion Awards will take place on December 4th at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London to celebrate exceptional designers for their contributions to the global fashion industry. At an early press event today, Natalie Massenet, chairwoman of the British Fashion Council, and Nadja Swarovski, partner of the event, revealed the awards’ nominees. A board of more than 2,000 fashion industry experts chose the nominees.

“These designers and brands were chosen from hundreds of international names, and they represent the most creative talent and innovative businesses of the year,” said Massenet.

For a second year, Jonathan Anderson dominates various categories for his work at both Loewe and J.W. Anderson with four nominations. In 2015, the designer took awards for both Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year.

Many names on the list of nominations are familiar, from Gucci’s Alessandro Michele to Calvin Klein’s Raf Simons. However, the BFC has chosen to recognize the new faces as well. Kaia Gerber, a relative newcomer to the runways, was nominated for Model of the Year alongside catwalk mainstays like the Hadid sisters. Fenty Puma by Rihanna, Off-White as well as Supreme were given nods in the Urban Luxe Brand category.

“These fantastic talents are the very best of the global industry... Young designers are the heartbeat of our business, and it is up to all of us to foster and champion their vision,” Nadja Swarovski said.

The full list of nominations is below:

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent

Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Stuart Vevers for Coach 

British Designer of the Year – Menswear

Christopher Bailey for Burberry

Craig Green for Craig Green

Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner

Jonathan Anderson for J.W.Anderson

Martine Rose for Martine Rose

British Designer of the Year – Womenswear

Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane

Erdem Moralioglu for Erdem

Jonathan Anderson for J.W.Anderson

Roksanda Ilincic for Roksanda

Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

British Emerging Talent – Menswear (including accessories)

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler

Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey Loverboy

Henry Holland for House of Holland

Phoebe English for Phoebe English Man

Samuel Ross for A-Cold-Wall*

British Emerging Talent – Womenswear (including accessories)

Faustine Steinmetz for Faustine Steinmetz

Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan

Michael Halpern for Halpern

Natalia Alaverdian for Awake

Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

Business Leader

Adrian Joffe for Dover Street Market

Guram Gvasalia for Vetements

José Neves for Farfetch

Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Tom and Ruth Chapman for Matchesfashion.com

Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior

Phoebe Philo for Céline

Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

Model of the Year

Adwoa Aboah

Bella Hadid

Gigi Hadid

Kaia Gerber

Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxury Brand

Fenty Puma by Rihanna

Gosha Rubchinskiy

Off-White

Supreme

Vetements

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