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British Fashion Council unveils 2017 Fashion Awards nominees

Jonathan Anderson, Rihanna and Farfetch founder José Neves are among the designers and business leaders on the shortlist for the British Fashion Council’s (BFC) Fashion Awards 2017.

BFC chair Dame Natalie Massenet and chief executive Caroline Rush were joined by Nadja Swarovski, executive board member at main sponsor Swarovski, to announce the nominations earlier today at Soho House in London.

The awards ceremony will be held on 4 December at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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

Swarovski added: “These fantastic talents represent 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.”

Industry stakeholders from across the media, retail, communications and creative disciplines, including photography, art direction, set design and production, were invited to vote for the awards. 

The nominees

British Emerging Talent – Menswear

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

Faustine Steinmetz for Faustine Steinmetz
Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan
Michael Halpern for Halpern
Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E
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
Ruth and Tom Chapman for Matchesfashion.com

Model of the Year
Adwoa Aboah
Bella Hadid
Gigi Hadid
Kaia Gerber
Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxe Brand
Fenty Puma by Rihanna
Gosha Rubchinskiy
Off-White
Supreme
Vetements

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 JW Anderson
Martine Rose for Martine Rose

British Designer of the Year – Womenswear

Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane
Erdem Moralioglu for Erdem
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
Roksanda Ilincic for Roksanda
Sarah Burton OBE for Alexander McQueen

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

 

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