The British Fashion Council has announced the nominees for its annual fundraising show The Fashion Awards. The ticket sales event will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on 5 December.
The main prize of the evening, the designer of the year award, will be awarded to a British or international designer whose collections have had “a major impact on the industry, defining the shape of global fashion”.
His nominees include Demna for Balenciaga, Johnathan Anderson for JW Anderson and Loewe, Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta, Miuccia Prada and Pierpaolo Piccioloi for Valentino.
The designers competing for the independent British brand’s awards are Bianca Saunders, Erdem, JW Anderson, Molly Goddard and Wales Bonner.
Entrants for the BFC foundation award, which goes to a recipient or roster of BFC’s support programs, such as Newgen, the BFC / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, the BFC / GQ Designer Fashion Fund, and the BFC Fashion Trust, include Ahluwalia , Chopova Lowena, Nensi Dojaka, SS Daley and Wales Bonner.
Nominees for the Model of the Year award include Adut Akech, Bella Hadid, Lila Moss, Paloma Elsesser, and Quannah Chasinghorse.
Other accolades to be revealed during the evening include the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Designer and the Award for Outstanding Achievements, as well as 15 Change Leaders, who created positive changes in the fashion industry in the environment categories last year. , people and creativity.
Also that evening Jefferson Hack of Dazed Group will receive a special award for cultural curatorship for empowering young people through creativity, while around 50 young creative talents will also be celebrated through the new wave: creative initiatives.
Caroline Rush, chief executive of the BFC, said that each of the nominees “contributes tremendously to creating an industry that fosters self-expression and individuality, perpetuates joy and optimism, and pioneers innovation and positive change.” .
The fashion awards are a key vehicle for the BFC Foundation to raise funds to help designers at all stages of their careers through talent and education support, granting and business mentoring. In the financial year 2021-2022, the BFC paid out funds of over £ 1.3 million to designers and scholars.