The nominations for the Fashion Awards 2017 are in…

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    We know the Met Gala has got a controversial theme for 2018 and all that, but sorry New York, The Fashion Awards 2017 are about to blow it out of the water.

    When are the Fashion Awards?

    Set at the iconic Royal Albert Hall like last year, the Awards will take place on Monday 4th December, and while it’s too early for a list of nominees and guests, we do know which categories they will be nominated for, and it’s going to be pretty special.

    What are the Fashion Awards?

    The Fashion Awards 2017 are partnering with Swarovski again, and the brand has already pledged to fund a massive £300k to the BFC Education Foundation, which will help those without the means to pay for tuition fees and living expenses to be part of the future generation of the industry.

    Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman British Fashion Council commented: ‘Last year we set the goal of raising £10million in 10 years to educate talented young people. The resounding success of last year’s Awards, as a spectacular gala to honour so many incredible individuals and also as a fundraiser, reinforces that this is a target that the industry supports.’

    What are the Fashion Awards categories?

    Over 2,000 key industry figures will be part of the panel to vote for nominees and winners, across nine categories, which this year are:

    • Accessories Designer of the Year
    • British Designer of the Year – Menswear
    • British Designer of the Year – Womenswear
    • British Emerging Talent  – Menswear (including accessories)
    • British Emerging Talent – Womenswear (including accessories)
    • Business Leader Designer of the Year
    • Model of the Year
    • Urban Luxury Brand

    There will also be some recognition awards on the night, which include Outstanding Achievement Award, the Swarovski Award for Positive Change and the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.

    Who are the Fashion Awards nominees?

    And the nominees for the Fashion Awards 2017 are…

    British Emerging Talent – Menswear

    Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler

    Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY

    Henry Holland for House of Holland

    Phoebe English for Phoebe English MAN

    Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*

    British Emerging Talent – Womenswear 

    Faustine Steinmetz for Faustine Steinmetz

    Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan

    Michael Halpern for Halpern

    Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E

    Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

    Business Leader 

    Adrian Joffe for Dover Street Market

    Guram Gvasalia for Vetements

    Jose Neves for Farfetch

    Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

    Ruth & Tom Chapman for

    Adwoa Aboah, Best Dressed

    Model of the Year 

    Adwoa Aboah

    Bella Hadid

    Gigi Hadid

    Kaia Gerber

    Winnie Harlow

    Urban Luxe Brand 

    FENTY PUMA by Rihanna

    Gosha Rubchinskiy




    Accessories Designer of the Year

    Alessandro Michele for Gucci

    Anthony Vaccerello for Saint Laurent

    Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

    Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

    Stuart Vevers for Coach

    British Designer of the Year – Menswear 

    Christopher Bailey MBE for Burberry

    Craig Green for Craig Green

    Grace Wales Bonner for WALES BONNER

    Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

    Martine Rose for Martine Rose

    British Designer of the Year – Womenswear

    Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane

    Erdem Moralioglu for Erdem

    Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

    Roksnda Ilincic for Roksanda

    Sarah Burton OBE for Alexander McQueen

    Designer of the Year 

    Alessandro Michele for Gucci

    JW ANderson for Loewe

    Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior

    Phoebe Philo for Celine

    Raf Simons for Calvin Klein

    Jared Leto, British Fashion Awards 2016

    The Fashion Awards red carpet

    All the nominees will grace the red carpet, in show-stopping couture dresses and suits. Last year, the likes of Gigi Hadid, Donatella Versace, Alexa Chung, Winnie Harlow, Karlie Kloss attended, so let’s be honest, the guest list is going to be major.

    Now this is a big deal in the fashion world, so the outfits generally follow suit. Gigi wore a silver jumpsuit with a train by Versace, Salma Hayek wore Gucci, Karlie Kloss rocked a black Stella McCartney dress, Adwoa Aboah wore neon Molly Goddard tulle, and Alexa Chung picked a feathered Prada gown. Expect serious sartorial statements.

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