Nominations for the Fashion Awards 2016 Announced

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Nominations for the Fashion Awards 2016 Announced

Today, Tuesday 25th October 2016, 10.30am PST, Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC) announced the nominations for The Fashion Awards 2016, alongside Karlie Kloss, Ambassador for the event’s lead partner Swarovski and Caroline Rush, BFC CEO. The announcement took place during a brunch, at Soho House West Hollywood in LA, attended by media, stylists, talent managers, retailers and friends of the BFC. The Awards nominations were simultaneously revealed at a screening at the Mondrian London and digitally via a private URL to influential international media and retailers.
 
Watch The Fashion Awards 2016 Nominees video here: https://youtu.be/GsnACjUodH4
 
Earlier in the year, 1500 key members of the fashion industry were invited to put forward their preferences for each category. The voting body represents 41 countries across media, retail, communications and creative disciplines such as photography, art direction, set design and production.
 
Nominations were made in nine categories with the five brands/individuals receiving the most nominations shortlisted in each category. 
 
The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony held at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, London in front of 4000 people on Monday 5th December. The Fashion Awards 2016 in partnership with Swarovski will be the first awards to celebrate the international industry, from business to creativity, from emerging talent to fashion icons. The Fashion Awards 2016 will act as the inaugural annual fundraiser gala for the BFC Education Foundation charity, supporting talent of the future. The Education Foundation offers scholarships to talented young people to study at the best universities as well as opportunities to fund apprenticeships to develop much needed industry skills.

The Fashion Awards 2016 Nominees are:

BRITISH EMERGING TALENT

Alessandra Rich
Charles Jeffrey
Faustine Steinmetz
Molly Goddard
Self Portrait

BRITISH MENSWEAR DESIGNER

Craig Green for Craig Green
Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner
Jonathan Anderson for J.W.Anderson
Tom Ford for Tom Ford
Dame Vivienne Westwood for Vivienne Westwood

BRITISH WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER

Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane
Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson
Roksanda Ilincic for Roksanda
Sarah Burton OBE for Alexander McQueen
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

BRITISH BRAND

Alexander McQueen
Burberry
Christopher Kane
Erdem
Stella McCartney

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADER

Adrian Joffe for Comme des Garçons & Dover Street Market
Christopher Bailey MBE for Burberry
Guram Gvasalia for Vetements
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Stefano Sassi for Valentino

INTERNATIONAL URBAN LUXURY BRAND

Adidas
Gosha Rubchinskiy
Off-White
Palace
Vetements

INTERNATIONAL MODEL

Adwoa Aboah
Bella Hadid
Gigi Hadid
Kendall Jenner
Lineisy Montero

INTERNATIONAL ACCESSORIES DESIGNER

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Anya Hindmarch MBE for Anya Hindmarch
Johnny Coca for Mulberry
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Stuart Vevers for Coach

INTERNATIONAL READY-TO-WEAR DESIGNER

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Donatella Versace for Versace
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy


Additional awards will be made on the night, recognising incredible career milestones for four individuals and celebrating the role of Creative Influencers in the industry. The recipients of these special awards will be announced before the event.
 
Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the BFC, said: “Huge congratulations to all the Fashion Awards 2016 nominees! It’s an incredible achievement and a very well-deserved recognition for their achievements this year. The shortlisted nominees prove the incredible talent we are so fortunate to work with both at home and abroad. This year’s ceremony will be thrilling and I look forward to welcoming all our guests to London and to what has become one of the most-anticipated highlights of the global fashion calendar.”
 
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”.
 
The generosity and commitment of our sponsors is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging our Principal Sponsor SWAROVSKI for their support of The Fashion Awards 2016. Official Presenting Sponsors of the event are American Express, M·A·C and TONI&GUY, Official Sponsors are Cîroc, Marks & Spencer and Mercedes-Benz.