The Fashion Awards 2017: Who are the nominees?

Cream of the crop


By Joan Kong

The Fashion Awards 2017: Who are the nominees?

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


Business Leader

Adrian Joffe for Dover Street Market
Guram Gvasalia for Vetements
José Neves for Farfetch
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Ruth and Tom Chapman for

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


Model of the Year

Adwoa Aboah
Bella Hadid
Gigi Hadid
Kaia Gerber
Winnie Harlow

Designer of the Year 

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.


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