The nominees for the British Fashion Awards are in and as is to be expected it’s a veritable who’s who of the biggest names in the industry.
We take a look at the nominees in the most fiercely-contested categories, and who we think deserves to walk away with the trophies.
International Designer of the Year
Three heavyweight designers; Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons will be battling it out for this prize, but we think it’s got Jacobs’ name written all over it after his swansong show at Louis Vuitton was the highlight of Paris Fashion Week.
Womanswear Designer of the Year
This one’s a bit tougher, we’ve certainly coveted pieces from all of Christopher Kane, Phoebe Philo and Sarah Burton’s recent collections. Philo gave us the pale pink coat of the year at Celine, while Kane took statement sweaters to a whole new level, but it was Burton’s 1920’s art-inspired red, black and white spring/summer collection which really caught our eyes.
Model of the Year
While Edie Campbell and Sam Rollinson are certainly worthy contenders, we’d be very surprised if model of the moment and permanent London party scene fixture Cara Delevingne doesn’t walk away with this award after stunning appearances at Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Stella McCartney among others during Fashion Month.
Accessory Designer of the Year
How do we choose between Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia and Nicholas Kirkwood? We don’t envy the judging panel in this category, but if we absolutely have to pick one, we’d choose Charlotte Olympia. Her embellished flats, particularly the Kitty embroidered slippers, have to be one of the reasons why flats are so on-trend at the moment.
British Style Award
There are no nominees for this award as the British public get to vote for their style icon of the year. Odds are that Alexa Chung will scoop the prize for the fourth year in a row. But while Ms Chung is undeniably a sartorial inspiration, we’d like to see a bit of variation. Surely, Carrie Mulligan, Cara Delevingne or the Duchess of Cambridge might be in with a chance this year?
Fancy going to the awards?
The biggest surprise this year, is that members of the public have a chance to bag themselves tickets to the ceremony on December 2nd, with prices starting at just £45. We can’t think of anything better than catching a glimpse or perhaps even rubbing shoulders with our fashion heroes so we’ll definitely be trying to get our hands on tickets.