We are delighted to announce its nominees for The Fashion Awards 2023 (TFA) which will take place on Monday 4th December 2023 at the Royal Albert Hall. TFA, organised by the BFC, are the primary fundraiser for the BFC Foundation and celebrate the role of fashion at the intersection of culture and entertainment, spotlighting creative talent and telling the stories of the year in fashion through the lens of purpose, excellence, and creativity. In particular, British creative energy will be celebrated for its impact on the fashion industry globally.
Award categories announced today include Model of the Year, British Menswear Designer, British Womenswear Designer, New Establishment Menswear and the New Establishment Womenswear, the winners of which will be revealed on the night. This year, the BFC invited key press and buyers with an in-depth industry knowledge to define the shortlist of nominees. These will now be presented to a Voting Committee of 1,000 leading industry members who will vote on the winners. For the first time, the public have an opportunity to vote for the Model of the Year.
The Fashion Awards 2023 Nominees
(all listed in alphabetical order)
Model of the Year
Recognises the global impact of a model who, over the last 12 months, has dominated the industry, with an influence that transcends the catwalk.
British Menswear Designer of the Year
Recognises a leading British menswear designer who has consistently made a global impact with their innovative and creative designs, shaping the burgeoning international menswear landscape.
Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner
Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov
Kim Jones for Dior Men
Martine Rose for Martine Rose
Steven Stokey-Daley for S.S.DALEY
British Womenswear Designer of the Year
Recognises a leading British womenswear designer who has consistently made a global impact with their innovative and creative designs, shaping the burgeoning international womenswear landscape.
Erdem Moralıoğlu for Erdem
Maximilian Davis for Ferragamo
Nensi Dojaka for Nensi Dojaka
Roksanda Ilinčić for ROKSANDA
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha
New Establishment Menswear
Recognises a menswear designer who has created a new movement in British fashion and has had a sustained impact on the industry globally. Designers are chosen based on the showcasing of their collections, their business growth, and the international headlines driven by their work.
New Establishment Womenswear
Recognises a womenswear designer who has created a new movement in British fashion and has had a sustained impact on the industry globally. Designers are chosen based on the showcasing of their collections, their business growth, and the international headlines driven by their work.
The Voting Panel for all designer awards was chaired by Caroline Issa, BFC Non-Exec Board Member and Chief Executive, Tank Magazine and made up of Bosse Myhr, Director of Womenswear and Menswear at Selfridges, Charlie Porter, Fashion Writer and Commentator, Donna Wallace, Stylist and Consultant, Ida Petersson, Buying Director, Browns Fashion, Jeanie Annan-Lewin, Creative Director, The Perfect Magazine, Julia Sarr-Jamois, Stylist, Consultant and Fashion Director, British Vogue, Karen Binns, Editor & Publisher, Mandi Lennard, Founder and Director, Mandi’s Basement, Olivia Singer, Global Editorial Director, i-D, Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent & Chief Critic, Vogue Runway, Sophia Neophitou, BFC Press Committee Chair and Editor-in-Chief, 10 Magazine and 10 Men and Stavros Karelis, Founder & Buying Director, MACHINE-A.
The Voting Panel for Model of the Year was made up of Anita Bitton, Casting Director, Candice Bailey, Stylist + Creative Consultant, Carlos Nazario, Stylist, Cyndia Harvey, Hair Stylist, Finlay MacAulay, Casting Director, Jawara, Hair Stylist and Senior Beauty Editor at Large, i-D, Julia Sarr-Jamois, Stylist, Consultant and Fashion Director, British Vogue, Kate Phelan, Stylist + Creative Consultant, Rosie Vogel, Global Director of Talent and Casting, Vogue, Samuel Ellis Scheinman, Casting Director and Sophia Neophitou, BFC Press Committee Chair and Editor-In-Chief, 10 Magazine and 10 Men.
Nominees for the Designer of the Year category and the BFC Foundation Award will be announced in November.
The 2023 accolades also include the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, Outstanding Achievement Award, Leader of Change as well as several Special Recognition Awards for exceptional contribution to the fashion industry. Additionally, the event will recognise 50 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talent from around the world as part of NEW WAVE: Creatives.
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General tickets for The Fashion Awards 2023 are available here.