Wednesday 23rd October

| BY Claudia Croft

The British Fashion Council Announce the Nominations for The Fashion Awards 2019

The full list of nominees for the Fashion Awards was announced this morning and alongside familiar awards show contenders (you can’t argue with the numbers and the bold new carbon-neutral stance, but could Gucci’s Marco Bizzarri win Business Leader of the year again?) there are some notable new names. Daniel Lee, whose new take on Bottega Veneta has become the de facto front row uniform, picked up three nominations for Accessories Designer of the Year, Womenswear Designer of the Year and the big one, Designer of the Year. Bottega is also nominated in the Brand of the Year category so it’s hard to imagine the talented Lee going home empty-handed on December 2nd. We are also heading for a major Rihanna red carpet moment, with Fenty leading the Urban Luxe category. Could John Galliano return to the winner’s podium for his highly creative work at Maison Margiela? If he did scoop the award, it would be the most public display of acceptance for the designer since his disgrace in 2011. Nominated in the British Designer of the Year category, he’s up against Lee, Jonathan Anderson, Simone Rocha and Richard Quinn, who comes into the category for the first time. Simon Porte Jacquemus is another name to break through to fashion’s top tier. The handsome Frenchman is nominated in the Accessories and Brand categories. The Model of the Year category will also be hotly contested with a smart, empowered list of nominees (Adesuwa Aighewi, Adut Akech, Adwoa Aboah, Kaia Gerber, Winnie Harlow) who stand for more than just their beauty. The awards night raises money for the BFC. Last year the organisation raised over £2.3 million for its charities and business support initiatives and allocated £1.1 million directly to scholars and designer businesses.

The full list of nominees for The Fashion Awards 2019 (listed in alphabetical order):

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
Gucci
Jacquemus
Loewe
Prada

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
Alyx
Fenty
Marine Serre
Martine Rose
Moncler Genius

 

The winners of each category will be announced at The Fashion Awards 2019 on Monday, 2nd December at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Tickets are available online.

fashionawards.com