Ever wanted to share a room with Victoria Beckham, Christopher Bailey, and Phoebe Philo? Well, if you’re in the UK, you’re in luck: The British Fashion Council has opened up this year’s British Fashion Awards to the general public.
It’s one of the big changes new BFC chairman Natalie Massenet is implementing for her first BFA ceremony. According to British GQ, the BFC can sell tickets because of a change in venue to the larger London Colosseum. (Think someone could convince Anna Wintour and the CFDA to move next year’s CFDA Awards ceremony to the Barclays Center? Hmm..) Tickets are available on the BFC’s website, with two choices, starting at £45: the White Ticket Package, which includes pre-ceremony drinks and balcony seats, and the Silver Ticket Package, which includes pre- and post-ceremony drinks and Upper Circle seats.
They’ve also added a new category, International Designer of the Year, and the competition is stiff: Miuccia Prada, Marc Jacobs, and Raf Simons for Dior are all up for the first-ever International award. Another major nomination? Christopher Kane, who rounds out his stellar year with a nom for Womenswear Designer of the Year.
The rest of the nominees include several repeats, including Cara Delevingne, who could snag Model of the Year for the second year in a row. And the British Style Award, voted on by the public, will be given out again this season. Will Alexa Chung pull off a four-peat? Stella McCartney, who won last year’s Designer of the Year award, is not nominated.
The full list of nominees is below; this year’s ceremony will take place December 2:
Womenswear Designer Of The Year
Christopher Kane, Phoebe Philo (Céline), Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen)
Menswear Designer Of The Year
Christopher Bailey (Burberry), Kim Jones (Louis Vuitton), Tom Ford
Brand Of The Year
Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Victoria Beckham
International Designer Of The Year
Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada (Prada), Raf Simons (Dior)
Accessory Designer Of The Year
Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood
Red Carpet Award
Antonio Berardi, Erdem, Victoria Beckham
Model Of The Year Award (unisex)
Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Sam Rollinson
New Establishment Award
J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto
Emerging Talent Award–Womenswear
Marques’Almeida, Simone Rocha, Thomas Tait
Emerging Talent Award–Menswear
Agi & Sam, Christopher Shannon, Craig Green
Emerging Talent Award–Accessories
Dominic Jones, Mr Hare, Sophia Webster