The British Fashion Council's Fashion Awards — which was the subject of a major international overhaul last fall — is coming back to London's Royal Albert Hall on December 4, and right on schedule, the nominees are officially in.
As announced by the BFC on Monday, 2,000 members across the fashion industry in fields ranging from media to retail (and throughout 38 countries, to boot) cast their votes for this year's swath of honorees.
While the roster of nominations contain the usual suspects — we're talking Alessandro Michele, Demna Gvasalia and Raf Simons, among others — there's also a fleet of newcomers, too. Kaia Gerber, who only completed her first runway season earlier this month, received a nod for Model of the Year alongside Adwoa Aboah, Winnie Harlow and the sisters Hadid; elsewhere, Fenty Puma by Rihanna and Supreme both received first-time nominations in the Urban Luxe Brand category opposite Gosha Rubchinskiy, Off-White and Vetements. The British talent resonates throughout the list, too, featuring such familiar names as Sarah Burton, Christopher Kane, Erdem Moralioglu, Jonathan Anderson and Roksanda Ilincic being nominated for British Designer of the Year, for womenswear.
Read on for the full list of Fashion Awards 2017 nominees, and stay tuned for the big event kicking off on December 4.
Model of the Year: Adwoa Aboah, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber and Winnie Harlow
Urban Luxe Brand: Fenty Puma by Rihanna, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Off-White, Supreme and Vetements
Business Leader: Adrian Joffe for Dover Street Market, Guram Gvasalia for Vetements, José Neves for Farfetch, Marco Bizzarri for Gucci and Ruth and Tom Chapman for Matchesfashion.com
British Emerging Talent — Menswear: Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler, Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Henry Holland for House of Holland, Phoebe English for Phoebe English Man and Samuel Ross for A-Cold-Wall*
British Emerging Talent — Womenswear: Faustine Steinmetz for Faustine Steinmetz, Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan, Michael Halpern for Halpern, Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E and Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo
British Designer of the Year — Menswear: Christopher Bailey MBE for Burberry, Craig Green for Craig Green, Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner, Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson and Martine Rose for Martine Rose
British Designer of the Year — Womenswear: Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane, Erdem Moralioglu for Erdem, Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson, Roksanda Ilincic for Roksanda and Sarah Burton OBE for Alexander McQueen
Accessories Designer of the Year: Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent, Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe and Stuart Vevers for Coach
Designer of the Year: Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior, Phoebe Philo for Céline and Raf Simons for Calvin Klein