Tuesday 23rd October

| BY Claudia Croft

Here Are The Nominees For The Fashion Awards 2018

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And so to the swanky screening room at Soho House where the British Fashion Council, chaired by the dynamic Stephanie Phair, revealed the nominees for this year’s fashion awards. The year’s biggest fashion news-makers are reflected in the nominations:

So Kim Jones, newly installed at Dior and Riccardo Tisci, who showed his debut Burberry collection in September will vie for British menswear designer of the year whilst in the women’s category, Clare Waight Keller, fresh from her Royal Wedding coup has strong competition from Victoria Beckham, who could round off her tenth anniversary in business with a triumph in this category.

Could Richard Quinn, who made front-page news around the world when The Queen attended his show scoop British Emerging Talent Womenswear gong? And will an estimated $6.3bn IPO be enough for Farfetch founder Jose Neves to swoop the business leader award?

Fashion’s man of the moment, Virgil Abloh features in three categories. His Off White label is nominated for Brand of the Year and features in the Urban Lux category and he will fight it out against Alessandro Michele, Clare Waight Keller, Kim Jones and Pierpaolo Piccioli for the biggest crown of the night; Designer of the Year.

The BFC also announced the NEW WAVE: Creatives initiative aimed at celebrating 100 of the most inspiring young creative talents from around the world.

With Alessandro Michele, Miuccia Prada, Demna Gvasalia and JW Anderson all up for multiple awards and Adut Akech, Adwoa Aboah, Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber and Winnie Harlow nominated for Model of the Year, the 2018 ceremony, promises to be fashion’s starriest night of the year.

The Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski will be held on December 10th at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Tickers are available to purchase online here.

Congratulations from the team at Ten Towers to all those up for awards! Find the full list of this year’s nominees below:

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Jonathan Anderson for LOEWE
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior
Miuccia Prada for Prada

Brand of the Year

Balenciaga
Burberry
Gucci
Off-White
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
Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

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
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
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
Sofia Prantera for ARIES

Business Leader

Jonathan Akeroyd for VERSACE
José Neves for FARFETCH
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Marco Gobbetti for Burberry
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
Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Model of the Year

Adut Akech
Adwoa Aboah
Bella Hadid
Kaia Gerber
Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxe

Alyx
Palace
Marine Serre
Off-White
Supreme

Photograph: BFC.