The British Fashion Council (BFC) hosted a reception at The Savoy Hotel to announce the shortlisted nominees for the British Fashion Awards 2012.
The British Fashion Awards celebrate the breadth and depth of talent in the British fashion industry from the emerging stars to the designer brands, models and style icons, from creatives through to awarding the ultimate accolade, Designer of the Year. The evening is attended by the most influential industry leaders, designers, retailers, celebrities, models and media to celebrate the best in British fashion. The winners will be announced at this year’s award ceremony, taking place on Tuesday 27th November. The event will be hosted by Lauren Laverne and Nick Grimshaw.
The British Fashion Awards 2012 nominees are:
1. Emerging Talent Award – Ready-To-Wear
An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the ready-to-wear category.
Nominees: J.W. Anderson, Michael van der Ham, Simone Rocha
2. Emerging Talent Award – Accessories
An innovative and directional accessories designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the Accessories category.
Nominees: Dominic Jones, Jordan Askill, Sophie Hulme
3. Emerging Talent Award – Menswear
An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British menswear ready-to-wear design.
Nominees: Agi & Sam, Jonathan Saunders, Lou Dalton
A British model who has contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year.
Nominees: Cara Delevingne, David Gandy, Jourdan Dunn
5. Designer Brand
A leading British based designer brand that has excelled and made an impact on the international stage over the past year.
Nominees: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Mulberry, Stella McCartney
6. Menswear Designer
A leading British designer of ready-to-wear and bespoke tailoring who has been instrumental in enhancing men's fashion in the past year.
Nominees: Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Oliver Spencer, Richard James
7. Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator
A British creative, stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer whose creativity has been a major inspiration and influence in the past year.
Nominees: Edward Enninful, Katie Grand, Professor Louise Wilson OBE
8. Red Carpet Award
Gives recognition to a British designer who is creating global awareness of their designs through Red Carpet dressing and the resulting media coverage.