Future generations of fashion talent benefit from the annual ceremony, gaining access to scholarships and apprenticeships through funds raised by charitable partner BFC Education Foundation. Seeking to provide valuable industry insight, the programs nurture young creatives, offering the chance to develop skills and knowledge at the best universities or within leading fashion programs.
The 2017 voting body represents media, retail, communications and creative disciplines such as photography, art direction, set design and production across 38 countries. Two thousand key members of the fashion industry were invited to put forward their preferences for each category and nominations were made in nine categories with the five brands/individuals receiving the most nominations shortlisted in each category.
Announced on October 23rd by Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board and Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council, the categories include British Emerging Talent, Model of the Year, Accessories and Designer of the Year, and more. A full list of the 2017 Fashion Awards nominees can be found on the British Fashion Council website.
Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, shared: “These designers and brands were chosen from hundreds of international names and they represent the most creative talent and innovative businesses of the year. I am thrilled to be welcoming them to London on 4th December at the Royal Albert Hall to celebrate their incredible achievements, alongside industry friends from the world over.”
Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, added: “We are excited to welcome the fashion world to London for the Awards in December, which will once again raise funds for the next generation of talent via the BFC’s Education Foundation. Young designers are the heartbeat of our business, and it is up to all of us to foster and champion their vision.”