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The Fashion Awards 2019 announces nominations

Lauretta Roberts
23 October 2019

British designers Daniel Lee at Bottega Veneta and Jonathan Anderson of JW Anderson and Loewe, along with Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, dominate the nominations for The Fashion Awards to be held in London this December.

Staged by the British Fashion Council with the support of Swarovski, the event recognises fashion talent from around the globe with two awards dedicated to British designers.

Lee, a former ready to wear designer at Celine, was appointed as creative director at Kering-owned Bottega Veneta in June of 2018 and his first collections have been met with critical and commercial acclaim; his quilted mules and Pouch clutch bag have been two of the most desirable items for AW19.

Central Saint Martins graduate Lee has been personally nominated in three categories with Bottega Veneta also nominated for Brand of the Year. Jonathan Anderson, who heads up his own label as well as Loewe, also gets three personal nods and one nod for Loewe, while Michele gets two nominations with Gucci also nominated for Brand and Business Leader of the Year.

The full list of nominations are as follows:

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Kim Jones for Dior Men
Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus

Brand of the Year

Bottega Veneta

British Designer of the Year Menswear

Craig Green for Craig Green
Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner
Kim Jones for Dior Men
Martine Rose for Martine Rose
Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

British Designer of the Year Womenswear

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
John Galliano for Maison Margiela
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe
Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

British Emerging Talent Menswear

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler
Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams
Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov
Phoebe English for Phoebe English
Sofia Prantera for Aries

British Emerging Talent Womenswear

Laura and Deanna Fanning for Kiko Kostadinov
Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan
Phoebe English for Phoebe English
Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo
Rosh Mahtani for Alighieri

Business Leader

Alexandre Arnault for Rimowa
José Neves for Farfetch
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Marco Gobbetti for Burberry
Remo Ruffini for Moncler

Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe
Kim Jones for Dior Men
Miuccia Prada for Prada

Model of the Year

Adesuwa Aighewi
Adut Akech
Adwoa Aboah
Kaia Gerber
Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxe

Marine Serre
Martine Rose
Moncler Genius

It has already been revealed that legendary designer Giorgio Armani would receive the Outstanding Achievement Award while British supermodel and activist Naomi Campbell would receive the Fashion Icon Award. Further special recognition awards are due to be announced prior to the event, which is staged on 2 December at the Royal Albert Hall.

A global voting panel of 2,500 key members of the fashion industry put forward their preferences for each award and nominations were made in ten categories with the five brands/individuals receiving the most nominations shortlisted in each, across two rounds of voting.

The Fashion Awards acts as a fundraiser to the British Fashion Council’s talent initiatives and programmes which promote excellence in design by financially supporting students with the ability and potential to make an exceptional contribution to the fashion industry. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3million for its charities and business support initiatives and allocated £1.1 million directly to scholars and designer businesses.

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