This year, the British Fashion Council (BFC) approached over 300 members of the fashion industry, including international retailers and key opinion formers to vote for this year’s accolades.
Established in 1989, the British Fashion Awards celebrates the contributions of British designers, creatives, models and style icons that are renowned for their ability to set the global fashion agenda.
To recognise the ever growing globalisation of the fashion industry the British Fashion Awards 2013 has added an International Designer of the Year category to celebrate an influential international designer making waves on the global fashion scene. The winners will be announced at this year’s award ceremony to be held at the London Coliseum on Monday 2nd December.
The nominees for the 2013 British Fashion Awards are:
EMERGING TALENT AWARD - WOMENSWEAR
An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British womenswear.
Nominees: Marques’Almeida, Simone Rocha, Thomas Tait
EMERGING TALENT AWARD - MENSWEAR
An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British menswear.
Nominees: Agi & Sam, Christopher Shannon, Craig Green
EMERGING TALENT AWARD - ACCESSORIES
An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British accessory design.
Nominees: Dominic Jones, Mr Hare, Sophia Webster
ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
A leading British designer of shoes, jewellery, millinery or other accessories within the past year.
Nominees: Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood
RED CARPET AWARD
Gives recognition to a British designer who is creating global awareness of their designs in the media.
Nominees: Antonio Berardi, Erdem, Victoria Beckham
MODEL OF THE YEAR AWARD (UNISEX)
A British model who has contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year.
Nominees: Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Sam Rollinson
BRAND OF THE YEAR
A leading British based designer brand that has excelled and made an impact on the international stage over the past year with multiple stores, integrated manufacturing, dynamic campaigns and an e-commerce platform.
Nominees: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Victoria Beckham
INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Recognising a non-British internationally acclaimed, leading designer who has directed the shape of fashion in the past year both in the UK and internationally.
Nominees: Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada (Prada), Raf Simons (Dior)
NEW ESTABLISHMENT AWARD
The New Establishment Award recognises a British womenswear, menswear or accessory designer that is taking the industry by storm.
Nominees: J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
A leading British designer of ready-to-wear or bespoke tailoring who has been instrumental in enhancing men's fashion in the past year.
Nominees: Christopher Bailey (Burberry), Kim Jones (Louis Vuitton), Tom Ford
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
A leading British designer of ready-to-wear who has been instrumental in enhancing women's fashion in the past year.
Nominees: Christopher Kane, Phoebe Philo (Céline), Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen)
In addition, the British Fashion Awards will celebrate the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, which recognises a British stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer whose creativity has been a major inspiration and influence in the past year; the BFC Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognises someone whose work has had an exceptional impact on global fashion; and new to this year’s ceremony, the Best Creative Campaign Award which recognises the creativity behind the most innovative and dynamic piece of advertising in the past year. Winners for these awards are selected by the BFC press committee.
This year’s awards will also recognise today’s most influential British style icon, as voted for by the public through the British Style Award, brought to you by Vodafone.
“On behalf of the British Fashion Council I’d like to congratulate all the nominees and thank the incredible people behind this year’s nominations. Their support, expertise and involvement in the British Fashion Awards really shows the tremendous enthusiasm to recognise and celebrate the talent that defines and sustains our British fashion industry” - Caroline Rush, CEO British Fashion Council
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To see the full voting panel for the British Fashion Awards 2013, please visit www.britishfashionawards.com/panel
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Image: Amber Valleta, Stella McCartney (2012 Designer of the Year) & Salma Hayek at the British Fashion Awards, 2012