Organised by the British Fashion Council, the inaugural event celebrates talents who are making waves and transforming the fashion industry
Following last year's extravagant event at the Royal Albert Hall in London, this year, the British Fashion Council will once again be partnering up with Swarovski for the 2017 Fashion Awards on the 4th of December.
Nominees wise, there were a number of repeated names on the list; Loewe's creative director Jonathan Anderson topped the list with the most nominations—four—for two years in the row; Alessandro Michele of Gucci is nominated for Accessories Designer of the Year (which he won in 2016); and Gigi and Bella Hadid are once again competing head-to-head for the Model of the Year prize. There were also quite a few newcomers on the list: Kaia Gerber, who just made her runway debut during SS18 Fashion Month (in 18 shows, to be exact) is already in the running for the Model of the Year award; Fenty Puma by Rihanna will be a strong contender for Vetements, who won the Urban Luxe Brand Awards last year; and Raf Simons, who has brought a breath of fresh air to Calvin Klein since he joined as its creative director last year.
Here's the full list of nominees:
British Emerging Talent - Menswear
Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey Loverboy Henry Holland for House of Holland Phoebe English for Phoebe English Man Samuel Ross for A-Cold-Wall*
British Emerging Talent - Womenswear
Faustine Steinmetz for Faustine Steinmetz Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan Michael Halpern for Halpern Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo
Adrian Joffe for Dover Street Market Guram Gvasalia for Vetements José Neves for Farfetch Marco Bizzarri for Gucci Ruth and Tom Chapman for Matchesfashion.com
Accessories Designer of the Year Alessandro Michele for Gucci Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga Jonathan Anderson for Loewe Stuart Vevers for Coach
Urban Luxe Brand
Fenty Puma by Rihanna Gosha Rubchinskiy Off-White Supreme Vetements
Alessandro Michele for Gucci Jonathan Anderson for Loewe Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior Phoebe Philo for Céline Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
Aside from the nominations above, like last year, three special-recognition awards will also be presented that night, though announcements will be made before the event. Stay tuned for the event coverage and full winners' list on the 4th of December.