The Fashion Awards 2016 Nominations Are In

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by Emma Firth |

The first Monday in May sees the fash pack swarm into New York for the Met Gala, celebrating the perfect fusion of art, music and fashion. But the first Monday in December is all about the British Fashion Awards. So big is the event becoming now, the ceremony this year has been rebranded as simply ‘The Fashion Awards’.

And there’s a few surprises for the fashion land's version of the Oscars, elected by 1,500 leading figures in the industry, from 41 different countries (wowza!)…

Supermodel sisters and Instagram darlings, Bella and Gigi Hadid, will both be battling it out for the prestigious International Model of the Year category (along with their long-time pal, Kendall Jenner).

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Could Kendall Jenner win Model of the Year?*

Get ready for new award categories this year, too. For extra cool factor there’s the best ‘International Urban Luxury Brand’ - with nominees including the new label on everyones lips this Fashion Week, Vetements, up against Adidas and cult brand, Palace. Alongside awards for the best ‘International Business Leader’ and ‘International Accessories Designer’. Although no surprises for the best 'British Womenswear Designer' - with J.W. Anderson (whose also scored a 'Best Menswear Designer' nom) and Christopher Kane up for gongs last year.

The winners will be announced at a fundraiser gala benefitting the British Fashion Council Education Foundation on December 5 at the Royal Albert Hall in London in front of 4,000 guests.

‘Huge congratulations to all the Fashion Awards 2016 nominees! It’s an incredible achievement and a very well-deserved recognition for their achievements this year,’ says Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council.‘The shortlisted nominees prove the incredible talent we are so fortunate to work with both at home and abroad. This year’s ceremony will be thrilling and I look forward to welcoming all our guests to London and to what has become one of the most-anticipated highlights of the global fashion calendar.’

**See the full list of nominees for The Fashion Awards 2016 below… **

British Emerging Talent

Alessandra Rich

Charles Jeffrey

Faustine Steinmetz

Molly Goddard

Self Portrait

British Menswear Designer

Craig Green for Craig Green

Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner

Jonathan Anderson for J.W.Anderson

Tom Ford for Tom Ford

Dame Vivienne Westwood for Vivienne Westwood

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25-year-old Grace Wales Bonner is up for best 'British Menswear Designer'*

British Womenwear Designer

Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane

Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson

Roksanda Ilincic for Roksanda

Sarah Burton OBE for Alexander McQueen

Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

British Brand

Alexander McQueen


Christopher Kane


Stella McCartney

International Business Leader

Adrian Joffe for Comme des Garçons & Dover Street Market

Christopher Bailey MBE for Burberry

Guram Gvasalia for Vetements

Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Stefano Sassi for Valentino

International Urban Luxury Brand


Gosha Rubchinskiy




International Model

Adwoa Aboah

Bella Hadid

Gigi Hadid

Kendall Jenner

Lineisy Montero

International Accessories Designer

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Anya Hindmarch MBE for Anya Hindmarch

Johnny Coca for Mulberry

Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Stuart Vevers for Coach

International RTW Designer

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

Donatella Versace for Versace

Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy

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