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For the first time, The Fashion Awards 2016 in partnership with Swarovski will significantly recognise the role and influence of creatives in the fashion industry.
Over 1,500 key members of the global fashion industry including media, retailers, creatives and key opinion formers were called upon to vote for this year’s accolades. Voters, representing all major fashion territories, were able to put forward creative individuals they believed should be recognised for exceptional achievements and excellence throughout 2016.
Creative Influencer nominees have been recognised as the individuals behind the images, the shows and the campaigns whose influence has shone this year. This award celebrates creative visions as team efforts, acknowledging not only the big names behind the label but the individuals who burnish that name.
To reflect the 32nd anniversary of the first Fashion Award given by the BFC, 32 creative influencers are to be honoured during a special moment during the gala ceremony, held at the iconic Royal Albert Hall.
The full list of honourees is as follows:
Alasdair McLellan | Alastair McKimm | Ashley Brokaw | Camilla Lowther | Camilla Nickerson | Charlotte Tilbury | David Sims | Edward Enninful | Gary Card | Glen Luchford | Guido Palau | Harley Weir | Isamaya Ffrench | Jamie Hawkesworth | Joe McKenna | Karen Langley | Katie Grand | Lotta Volkova | Lucia Pica | Marcus Piggott | Mario Testino | Mert Atlas | Nick Knight | Pat McGrath | Patrick Kinmonth | Paul Hanlon | Ronnie Cooke Newhouse | Sam McKnight | Shona Heath | Sylvia Farago | Tim Walker | Tyrone Le Bon
Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman British Fashion Council commented: “A key part of our new focus for The Fashion Awards is ensuring we recognise all of the industry’s key players. 32 years after giving our first award this new approach means recognising excellence in both business and design, as well as putting a spotlight on creatives working outside both of these spheres. The 32 Creative Influencers to be celebrated this year are part of a community of innovative talent that is the backbone of our industry, and makes it one of the most dynamic and exciting to work in.”
The Fashion Awards 2016 will celebrate the best talent from the global fashion community and will be the inaugural annual fundraiser gala for the British Fashion Council Education Foundation charity. The Education Foundation offers scholarships to talented young people to study BAs and MAs and offers funding for apprenticeships to develop much needed industry skills. The British Fashion Council aims to raise £10million over the next ten years for the charity. Donations to the Education Foundation can be made online via fashionawards.com/donate
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, Mercedes-Benz and SHOWstudio.