British Fashion Awards 2013: THIS Is Who We’ll Be Rooting For…

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  • Us fashion industry folk love a party, especially when it's a night dedicated to all things style. This Monday night we will be partying with the very best of British talent at the British Fashion Awards. From the International Designer of the Year award to the Model of the Year (Hi, Cara Delevingne, we're looking at you), find out who gets our vote?

    Emerging Talent – Womenswear Nominees: Marques Almeida, Simone Rocha, Thomas Tait

    We reckon Marques Almeida, the designer duo of Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida, obsessed with all things 90s and denim, are the ones to watch.

    Emerging Talent Award – Menswear Nominees: Agi & Sam, Christopher Shannon, Craig Green

    When you have collaborations happening with the likes of Liberty and Topshop, you know you’re onto a winner. Agi & Sam for the Emerging Talent Award please. Boom.

    Emerging Talent Award – Accessories Nominees: Dominic Jones, Mr Hare, Sophia Webster

    Between Dominic Jones, with his punk chic jewels, Mr Hare, the super-cool South London men’s shoe designer, and the incredibly talented Sophia Webster, we are spoilt for choice. But if we have to choose, which we do, we are championing Ms Webster. Anyone who puts glitter, PVC and spots all on one shoe is a winner in our eyes.

    Accessory Designer of the Year Nominees: Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood

    We love her quirky sense of humour when it comes to her collections. Fashion is fun people, honestly. The space age show with flying models was a highlight of our SS14 London Fashion Week. Team Anya all the way.

    Red Carpet Award Nominees: Antonio Berardi, Erdem, Victoria Beckham

    VB may dress her BFF Eva Longoria top-to-toe in Victoria Beckham, and everyone from Alexa Chung to Michelle Dockery loves to wear an Erdem dress on the red carpet, but Antonio Berardi designed that dress for Gwyneth Paltrow with the sheer panels. You know the one that made us realise she wasn’t wearing any pants and she has a beyond killer bod. For that iconic dress alone, he has to win.

    Model of the Year Award Nominees: Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Sam Rollinson

    Cara Delevingne. That is all. And this is why we love Cara D.

    Brand of the Year Nominees: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Victoria Beckham

    She’s gone all London on us, with a store due to open on Dover Street and brand Beckham moving back to British soil. The former Spice Girl is all about fashion. And it shows, with her label going from strength to strength, she’s showing real maturity and credibility as a designer. Victoria to win.

    International Designer of the Year Nominees: Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada for Prada, Raf Simons for Dior

    We are team Prada all the way. Whether it’s a rhinestone bra or a sport-tastic leg warmer, she makes us want to wear them and now.

    New Establishment Award Nominees: J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto

    With a queue round the block at his recent show and LVMH buying a stake in the brand recently, we would be silly not to back J.W. Anderson.

    Menswear Designer of the Year Nominees: Christopher Bailey for Burberry, Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford

    Kim Jones gets our vote for Menswear Designer of the Year. He puts fun and wit into Louis Vuitton – what’s not to like?

    Womenswear Designer of the Year Nominees: Christopher Kane, Phoebe Philo for Celine, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

    If we want something to turn fashion on its head we look to Phoebe Philo at Celine. If you’ve been wearing a minimal wardrobe of pastels and grey with an anti logo bag, it’s down to her. For SS14, she surprised us all with a return to maximalism, so get ready to embrace primary colours, prints, fringing – and to buy a whole new wardrobe.

    The British Fashion Awards 2013 are taking place at The London Coliseum on Monday 2 December.

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