The list of nominees for this year's British Fashion Awards was announced last night, once again reminding us why Great Britain has become the place to watch in terms of innovative design and style. Taking place in London November 27th, the roster boasts massive names such as Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen, and both of the 'berrys (Bur- and Mul-).
Mary Katrantzou, who last year took home the award for Emerging Talent in RTW, is now up for the night's most prestigious honor, Designer of the Year. She'll compete against 2011's New Establishment Award-winner Christopher Kane, as well as Red Carpet Award-winner Stella McCartney--the award Victoria Beckham is vying for this time around. Newcomers being recognized with nominations for RTW include J.W. Anderson, Michael van der Ham, Simone Rocha.
As for the voted-by-the-public British Style Award? Two-time winner Alexa Chung has got some stiff style competition in both Beckhams, Kates Moss and Middleton, and ...(Texas-bred) Tom Ford? Ya... we don't quite know either.
In other British Fashion Council news (they on the BFAs, after all), WWD is reporting that founder and executive chairman of Net-a-Porter Natalie Massenet will assume the position of BFC chairperson, effective next year. We're excited to see what changes she brings to the ever-growing British fash biz.
Click through for the full list of this year's BFA nominees.
Emerging Talent Award - Ready-to-Wear J.W. Anderson, Michael van der Ham, Simone Rocha
Emerging Talent Award - Accessories Dominic Jones, Jordan Askill, Sophie Hulme
Emerging Talent Award - Menswear Agi & Sam, Jonathan Saunders, Lou Dalton
Model Cara Delevingne, David Gandy, Jourdan Dunn
Designer Brand Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Mulberry, Stella McCartney
Menswear Designer Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Richard James, Oliver Spencer
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator Edward Enninful, Katie Grand, Louise Wilson
Red Carpet Award Alessandra Rich, Roksanda Ilincic, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham
Accessory Designer Katie Hillier, Nicholas Kirkwood, Philip Treacy
New Establishment Award Erdem, Jonathan Saunders and Meadham Kirchhoff
Designer of the Year Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, and Stella McCartney