For British design, four categories are featured: emerging talent, menswear designer, womenswear designer, and British brand. The 2016 Fashion Awards nominees for British Emerging Talent include Alessandra Rich, Charles Jeffrey, Faustine Steinmetz , Molly Goddard, and Self Portrait. The British Menswear Designer nominees are Craig Green for Craig Green, Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner, Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson, Tom Ford for Tom Ford, Vivienne Westwood for Vivienne Westwood.
This year’s British Womenswear Designer nominees are Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane, Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson, Roksanda Ilinic for Roksanda, Sarah Burton OBE for Alexander McQueen, and Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha. Concluding the British categories are the nominees for British Brand which include Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Erdem, and Stella McCartney.
In the modeling category, Adwoa Aboah, Kendall Jenner, Lineisy Montero, Bella Hadid and sister Gigi Hadid are nominated for International Model.
The Fashion Awards are the first to celebrate various disciplines within the international fashion industry—from business to creativity and icons. Accessories designers Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Anya Hindmarch MBE for Anya Hindmarch, Johnny Coa for Mulberry, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe and Stuart Vevers for Coach were each nominated for International Accessories Designer. The list of designers for International Ready-to-Wear Designer includes Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga, Donatella Versace for Versace, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, and Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.
Adidas, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Off-White, Palace and Vetements were each nominated for International Urban Luxury Brand. Contenders for the International Business Leader are Adrian Joffe for Comme des Garçons & Dover Street Market, Christopher Bailey MBE for Burberry, Guram Gvasalia for Vetements, Marco Bizzarri for Gucci, and Stefano Sassi for Valentino.
The winners in the aforementioned categories will be announced at the Fashion Awards on Monday December 5th in London. Held at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, 4000 people will attend the inaugural fundraiser for the British Fashion Council Education Foundation which supports emerging design talent. The Education Foundation offers scholarships to talented youth for university studies and apprenticeships.
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, added: “It is a pleasure to support the Fashion Awards, a truly global celebration of creative talent from Britain and beyond which underlines London’s role as a home of innovation in the industry. In addition, we are thrilled to provide opportunities for a new generation of young designers by helping to raise much-needed funds for fashion education”.
Additional awards will be made during the Fashion Awards in December, with their announcements coming before the ceremony. These awards will recognize career milestones for four individuals and celebrate the role of Creative Influencers in the industry.