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Christopher Kane, Erdem and Sarah Burton on BFA shortlist

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has revealed the shortlist of nominees for the British Fashion Awards 2011.

The event, which will take place on November 28, recognises the most influential people in the fashion industry. The ten categories include designer of the year, which was last year won by Phoebe Philo for Celine.

This year British designers Christopher Kane, Erdem and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen have been shortlisted for the ultimate accolade, designer of the year. The category looks to award a designer who has directed the shape of fashion in the past year both in the UK and internationally.

Burberry, Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Victoria Beckham have been shortlisted for the designer brand category. For the accessory designer category Charlotte Olympia, Emma Hill for Mulberry and Katie Hillier are shortlisted. Kim Jones, Margaret Howell and Oliver Spencer are up for the menswear designer award.

For the emerging talent award for accessories Jordan Askill, Nasir Mazhar and Tabitha Simmons have been nominated. For emerging talent in ready to wear J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou and Peter Pilotto have been shortlisted. J.W Anderson also makes the shortlist for the emerging talent award for menswear alongside Christopher Raeburn and James Long.

Georgia Jagger, Kristen McMenamy, and Stella Tennant are all up for the model award.

For the Isabella Blow award for fashion creator Guido Palau, Katie Grand and Sam Gainsbury have been nominated and the the Red Carpet award sees Antonio Berardi, Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham shortlisted.

The winners will be selected by British and international media and buyers.

Harold Tillman, chairman of the BFC said: “This year’s nominees demonstrate the breadth and creativity London has to offer. The fashion brands and designers that are based here set the trends across the globe – the latest of which will be shown on the catwalk from Friday September 16 when the international fashion crowd will descend upon London for the start of Fashion Week. In addition, we are thrilled to be working alongside Save the Children on their Born to Walk Tall campaign, championed by our BFC Ambassador Samantha Cameron, this year.”

The British Fashion Award nominees, led by Save the Children and British Fashion Council ambassador Samantha Cameron, celebrated their nomination by taking part in Born to Walk Tall - the first ever fashion mile, to honour the work performed by doctors, nurses and midwives worldwide.

Those taking part in the walk included designers such as Sarah Burton, Christopher Bailey, Christopher Kane, Charlotte Olympia, Emma Hill, Erdem Moralioglu, Katie Hillier and Peter Pilotto.

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