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The British Fashion Council Announces Its 2018 Fashion Awards Nominees

Including established names like Alessandro Michele and newcomers like Marine Serre.
Winnie Harlow at the 2017 Fashion Awards. Photo: Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images

Winnie Harlow at the 2017 Fashion Awards. Photo: Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images

The Fashion Awards, an annual event created by the British Fashion Council aimed at celebrating the industry's brightest talents in design, business and modeling, announced its 2018 nominees on Tuesday. Partnering once again with Swarovski, the Fashion Awards will honor the winners — which will be voted on by over 2,000 industry players from 32 different countries — at a swanky gala on December 10 at Royal Albert Hall in London. The ceremony exists in part to raise money for the BFC's Education Foundation, which supports emerging fashion talent.

"The Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski recognize creativity and innovation in fashion, celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity has broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today," the British Fashion Council said in a release.

See the full list of this year's nominees below, and stay tuned for more coverage once the winners are announced.

Accessories Designer of the Year: Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior and Miuccia Prada for Prada

Brand of the Year: Balenciaga, Burberry, Gucci, Off-White and Prada

British Designer of the Year Menswear: Craig Green for Craig Green, Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson, Kim Jones for Dior Homme, Martine Rose for Martine Rose and Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

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British Designer of the Year Womenswear: Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson, Roksanda Ilinčić for Roksanda, Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha and Victoria Beckham for Victoria Beckham

British Emerging Talent Menswear: Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler, Eden Loweth & Tom Barratt for Art School, Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov, Phoebe English for Phoebe English and Samuel Ross for A-Cold-Wall*

British Emerging Talent Womenswear: Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan, Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E., Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo, Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn and Sofia Prantera and Fergus Purcell for Aries

Business Leader: Jonathan Akeroyd for Versace, José Neves for Farfetch, Marco Bizzarri for Gucci, Marco Gobbetti for Burberry and Michael Burke for Louis Vuitton

Designer of the Year: Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, Kim Jones for Dior Homme, Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino and Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Model of the Year: Adut Akech, Adwoa Aboah, Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber and Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxe: Alyx, Palace, Marine Serre, Off-White and Supreme

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