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British Fashion Awards shortlist announced

J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane and Erdem will battle it out to win womenswear designer of the year at the 2014 British Fashion Awards, voted for by members of the global fashion industry.

The British Fashion Council has revealed the shortlist of nominees for the awards, which will take place on December 1 at the London Coliseum. The awards will be hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, who will host the Drapers Awards on November 20.

J.W. Anderson has also been nominated in the menswear designer category alongside Paul Smith, Tom Ford and Christopher Bailey for Burberry.

Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham have been shortlisted for the British brand of the year and Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent, Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton and Raf Simons have made the shortlist in the international designer category.

McQueen is also in the running for red carpet designer, pitted against Mary Katrantzou and Roksanda.

Marques’Almeida, 1205 and Thomas Tait are up for the emerging womenswear designer award, while Astrid Andersen, Craig Green and Lee Roach are vying to win emerging menswear designer of the year.

Emilia Wickstead, Peter Pilotto and Simone Rocha will compete in the new establishment designer category and Margaret Howell, Preen and Roland Mouret have been shortlisted for the establishment designer award.

Cara Delevigne, Jourdan Dunn and Sam Rollinson are in the running for model of the year award, while Lanvin, Louis Vuitton and Vivienne Westwood have been selected as nominees for the creative campaign accolade.

Fernando Jorge, Prism and Yunus & Eliza have been named in the emerging accessory designer category and Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia and Nicholas Kirkwood have been nominated as accessory designer of the year.

Other awards on the night include the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, which recognises a British stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer whose creativity has been a major inspiration and influence in the past year, and the BFC Outstanding Achievement award, which recognises someone whose work has had an exceptional impact on global fashion.

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