British Fashion Awards 2013: Nominees announced
Hollywood has the Oscars and the music industry has the Grammys; the world of fashion celebrates the range and complexity of talent – with emerging stars, veteran brands, models and style icons – by hosting the prestigious British Fashion Awards. With previous winners including Cara Delevingne, Stella McCartney and Erdem, the event is a who’s who of fashion, celebrating industry leaders, designers and models.
From Kate Moss’s renewed collection for Topshop to the shock departure from Louis Vuitton of Marc Jacobs, this exciting year of ground-breaking fashion draws to a close. For the first time, the British Fashion Council (BFC) is opening its doors to the public, offering a limited number of tickets to this year’s ceremony which is to be held at the London Coliseum on Monday 2nd December. Having approached over 300 members of the Fashion industry, including international retailers and key opinion formers, to place their vote towards this year’s accolades, the shortlist can finally be announced.
With the top names in the industry guaranteed to be in attendance, the public will have the chance to witness fashion luminaries such as Victoria Beckham potentially receiving a gong – whether that is for Red Carpet Award, or Brand of the Year. 2013 has been a rewarding year for the former Spice Girl, with her designs finally receiving the professional recognition that they deserve.
The nominees who’ll be battling it out for the Womenswear Designer Of The Year are Phoebe Philo of Celine, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen and Christopher Kane. The fashion insiders casting the votes will have a tough time choosing from this wealth of talent. Menswear Designer Of The Year sees Tom Ford, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey and Kim Jones, men’s studio and style director at Louis Vuitton all competing for the award, a new category has been added to the ceremony. To distinguish the ever-growing globalisation of the fashion industry, an International Designer of the Year category joins the shortlist, celebrating the international influence upon the global fashion scene which one designer has exemplified. Nominees include Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada, and Raf Simons, couturier at Christian Dior.
The BFC sees Burberry favourites Sam Rollinson, Edie Campbell, and last year’s winner, Cara Delevingne shortlisted for the Model of the Year title.
If the 11 shortlisted categories weren’t enough, as always, the one-off awards – including the Best Creative Campaign Award, the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, and the BFC Outstanding Achievement Award – are withheld until the night itself. However, speculation is widespread that Kate Moss will snap up the Outstanding Achievement Award.