Cheers friend! It’s that time of year again to announce the 2013 British Fashion Awards nominees. The biggest and brightest names in British fashion right now have all been deemed worthy of awards, well-known as the Oscars of the UK fashion industry by the British Fashion Council, which announced its 2013 award nominees on 28th October. The British Fashion Awards will celebrate the Isabella Blow Award for fashion creator, which recognizes a British stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer whose creativity has been a major inspiration and influence in the past year; the BFC Outstanding Achievement Award, which recognizes someone whose work has had an exceptional impact on global fashion; and new to this year’s ceremony, the Best Creative Campaign Award which recognizes the creativity behind the most innovative and dynamic piece of advertising in the past year. The winners will be announced at this year’s award ceremony to be held at the London Coliseum on Monday 2nd December. Scheduled for December 2, the British Fashion Council’s annual awards celebrate the top achievements in the UK’s fashion scene, with nominations going to both British-based and British-born designers.
British Fashion Award-2012 winners
Established in 1989, the British Fashion Awards celebrates the contributions of British designers, creative’s, models and style icons that are renowned for their ability to set the global fashion agenda. To recognize the ever growing globalization of the fashion industry the British Fashion Awards 2013 has added an International Designer of the Year category to celebrate an influential international designer making waves on the global fashion scene. This year, a panel made up of over 200 members of the fashion industry, including international retailers and key opinion formers, have drawn up the shortlist, which will see Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons battle it out for International Designer of The Year, while the Womenswear Designer of The Year award will go to either Christopher Kane, Phoebe Philo or Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. With a strong contingency of female, British models stalking the catwalk over the past 12 months, Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne (who took the title last year) and Burberry favourite Sam Rollinson have been pitted against each other for the Model of the Year title. While last year’s winner Cara has been something of a celebrity darling this year, Edie hit the runways hard in London, Paris, New York and Milan, opening shows for Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton among many others. There are 11 shortlisted categories plus the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, the newly configured Best Creative Campaign Award and the British Style Award, which is voted for by the public and has been won by Alexa Chung for the past three consecutive years. The race for this year’s emerging talent awards will be especially exciting—while 2012 saw the comparatively long-established Jonathan Saunders and J.W. Anderson take the honors in the up-and-coming men’s and womenswear categories, respectively, 2013′s nominees include Marques’Almeida, Thomas Tait, Simone Rocha, Craig Green , Christopher Shannon, and Agi & Sam—the veritable new-new in London’s fashion pool. Green, in particular, has seen his star skyrocket this year, after peddling his unconventional take on menswear since his graduation from Central Saint Martins in 2012. Victoria Beckham leads the nominations for the 2013 British Fashion Awards, up for Brand of the Year and Red Carpet Designer of the Year.
It is to be mentioned that, The 2012 British Fashion Awards were held on Tuesday 27th November at The Savoy Hotel and Theatre, London. Hosted by presenters Nick Grimshaw and Gemma Arterton, the ceremony saw the best of the British and international fashion industries joined by a glamorous line-up of guests and presenters, including BFC Ambassador Samantha Cameron, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik CBE, Stella McCartney, Sarah Burton, Zaha Hadid DBE, Christopher Kane and Alexa Chung. Stella McCartney won the esteemed Designer of the Year award 2012 and thirteen other leading fashion figures were honored.