Thursday, 2 September 2010

BFC announces shortlist of nominees
for the British Fashion Awards 2010

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the shortlist of nominees for the British Fashion Awards 2010. The event recognises influential people in fashion today and celebrates the reputation and development of British fashion. An event was staged at a drinks reception on the Roof Terrace at Soho House last night to announce the nominees, attended by, among others, Harold Tillman and Sienna Miller (pictured here). The winners will be announced at the British Fashion Awards, on 7 December.

The British Fashion Awards 2010 nominees are:

Emerging Talent Award - Accessories
An innovative and directional accessories designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the Accessories category.
Charlotte Olympia
Husam El Odeh
Jessica McCormack

Emerging Talent Award - Ready To Wear
An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the Ready-to-Wear category.
Mary Katrantzou
Meadham Kirchhoff
Michael van der Ham

Designer Brand
A leading British designer brand that has excelled and made an impact on the international stage over the past year.
Pringle of Scotland
Victoria Beckham

A British model who has emerged as a leading name in the modelling industry and is making a strong mark on the international fashion scene.
David Gandy
Lara Stone
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Accessory Designer
The leading British designer of shoes, jewellery, millinery or accessories within the past year.
Camilla Skovgaard
Emma Hill for Mulberry
Nicholas Kirkwood

Menswear Designer
A leading British designer of ready-to-wear and bespoke tailoring who has been instrumental in enhancing men's fashion in the past year.
Christopher Bailey for Burberry
Margaret Howell
Paul Smith

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator
A British stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer whose creativity has been a major inspiration and influence in the past year.
Nick Knight
Nicola Formichetti

Designer of the Year
The ultimate accolade, which recognises an internationally acclaimed British designer of couture, ready-to-wear, knitwear or accessories who has made a significant impact in the past year both in the UK and internationally.
Christopher Kane
Phoebe Philo for CĂ©line

BFC Outstanding Achievement In Fashion
An award recognising one designer who throughout their career has influenced and inspired the global fashion industry.
Winner announced on the evening.

British Style
An individual who embodies the spirit of British fashion and is an international ambassador for the UK as a leading creative hub for fashion.