Every fall, the top members of London's fashion industry (and quite a few bold-faced names aside) gather to celebrate its best talent, both established and emerging, at the British Fashion Council's annual British Fashion Awards. (New York has its own equivalent, the CFDA Awards, every June.) This year's ceremony will be held at the London Coliseum on Nov. 23, hosted by British comedian and actor Jack Whitehall.
Designer Jonathan Anderson has had a knockout year, showing widely celebrated collections for his own label, J.W. Anderson (which includes both womenswear and menswear), and for Loewe, the LVMH-owned Spanish luxury label he became creative director of in late 2013. London's fashion industry took note, nominating him for both Womenswear and Menswear Designer of the Year, the night's two top honors. Christopher Kane also nabbed two nominations, both for Womenswear and Red Carpet; as did Tom Ford, for Menswear and Red Carpet; and Burberry, who is up for both the Brand and Creative Campaign awards.
For emerging talent especially, a British Fashion Awards nomination can mean more than recognition — it can also result in a serious boost in business. This year's nominees in the Emerging Womenswear Designer category include Faustine Steinmetz, Molly Goddard and LVMH Prize Winner Thomas Tait; for Emerging Menswear Designer, Astrid Andersen, Grace Wales Bonner and Mr Hare were the nominees; and for Emerging Accessory Designer, Charlotte Simone, Fernando Jorge and Jordan Askill made the list.
You can browse the full list of nominees below.
Emerging Womenswear Designer
Emerging Menswear Designer
Grace Wales Bonner
Emerging Accessory Designer
New Establishment Designer
Georgia May Jagger
In addition to the above, the British Fashion Council will also hand out awards for Outstanding Achievement, British Style, International Designer and the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.