British Fashion Awards Nominees

03 September 2012
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British Fashion Awards Nominees

The British Fashion Council hosted a reception at The Savoy Hotel today to announce the shortlisted nominees for the British Fashion Awards 2012.

The British Fashion Awards celebrate the breadth and depth of talent in the British fashion industry from the emerging stars to the designer brands, models and style icons, from creatives through to awarding the ultimate accolade, Designer of the Year. The evening is attended by the most influential industry leaders, designers, retailers, celebrities, models and media to celebrate the best in British fashion. The winners will be announced at this year’s award ceremony, taking place on Tuesday 27th November.

The British Fashion Awards 2012 nominees are:


An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the ready-to-wear category.
Nominees: J.W. Anderson, Michael van der Ham, Simone Rocha


An innovative and directional accessories designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the Accessories category.
Nominees: Dominic Jones, Jordan Askill, Sophie Hulme


An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British menswear ready-to-wear design.
Nominees: Agi & Sam, Jonathan Saunders, Lou Dalton

4.    MODEL

A British model who has contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year.
Nominees: Cara Delevingne, David Gandy, Jourdan Dunn


A leading British based designer brand that has excelled and made an impact on the international stage over the past year.
Nominees: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Mulberry, Stella McCartney


A leading British designer of ready-to-wear and bespoke tailoring who has been instrumental in enhancing men's fashion in the past year.
Nominees: Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Oliver Spencer, Richard James


A British creative, stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer whose creativity has been a major inspiration and influence in the past year.
Nominees: Edward Enninful, Katie Grand, Professor Louise Wilson OBE


Gives recognition to a British designer who is creating global awareness of their designs through Red Carpet dressing and the resulting media coverage.            
Nominees: Alessandra Rich, Roksanda Ilincic, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham


The leading British designer of shoes, jewellery, millinery or accessories within the past year.
Nominees: Katie Hillier, Nicholas Kirkwood, Philip Treacy


The New Establishment Award recognises a particular movement in British fashion that is taking the industry by storm.
Nominees: Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Meadham Kirchhoff


The ultimate accolade, which recognises an internationally acclaimed, leading British designer of couture, ready-to-wear, knitwear or accessories who has directed the shape of fashion in the past year both in the UK and internationally.
Nominees: Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Stella McCartney

This year, the British Fashion Awards will also celebrate two additional awards: the BFC Outstanding Achievement Award and this year’s British style icon, as voted for by the public through the British Style Award, brought to you by Vodafone. To see the initial nominees and to cast your vote for the winner, visit

The New Establishment award was introduced in 2011 and returns this year to recognise a designer who over the past two seasons has been forging an international career and gained critical acclaim from a global audience. The award this year is hotly contested between nominees Erdem, Jonathan Saunders and Meadham Kirchhoff.

Designer of the Year is the highest accolade, recognising a leading British based designer brand of couture, ready-to-wear, knitwear or accessories that has directed the shape of fashion in the past year and elevated their
international reputation. Nominated are designers Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou and Stella McCartney.

“2012 has been a momentous year and seen a nationwide celebration of British talent. The British Fashion Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional individuals and brands who’ve defined our fashion industry over the past year and we’re incredibly proud to announce these nominees who represent a cross section of British fashion talent.” - Harold Tillman CBE, Chairman of the British Fashion Council.

Nominations for these awards are made by the BFC press committee, menswear panel and international opinion formers within the industry. The winners will be selected by relevant panels of leading British and international media and buyers later this year. Find out more about the Nomination Panel.

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