Fashion Awards nominees are unveiled ahead of December event
The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the nominees for this year’s Fashion Awards that take place on 5 December with a number of big and emerging names on the list.
Over 1,000 “key members of the international fashion industry” were called upon to vote for this year’s titles, “defining the final nominees, winners and Leaders of Change”.
So, the nominees for Designer of the Year are Demna for Balenciaga, Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson and Loewe, Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta, Miuccia Prada, and Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino.
The Independent British Brand list includes Bianca Saunders, Erdem, JW Anderson, Molly Goddard and Wales Bonner.
The BFC Foundation Award will be decided between Ahluwalia, Chopova Lowena, Nensi Dojaka, SS Daley, and Wales Bonner.
Model of the year nominees are Adut Akech, Bella Hadid, Lila Moss, Paloma Elsesser, and Quannah Chasinghorse.
The 2022 accolades also include 15 Leaders of Change, the designers, brands, creatives, and individuals who created positive change within the fashion industry this past year under three categories: Environment, People and Creativity. These will be revealed live during the show.
And other titles include the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator and the Outstanding Achievement Award. Jefferson Hack will receive a Special Recognition Award for Cultural Curation for “empowering youth through creativity and for creating countless opportunities for next generation creatives”; and the event will recognise 50 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talent from around the world as part of New Wave: Creatives.
The BFC’s CEO Caroline Rush said: “I would like to congratulate all the nominees of The Fashion Awards 2022. Each one of them contributes a remarkable amount towards creating an industry that promotes self-expression and individuality, perpetuates joy and optimism and pioneers in innovation and positive change. I look forward to celebrating the incredible work of our nominees, Leaders of Change, Award winners and the wider industry on 5 December.”
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