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Lee, Galliano, Anderson, Quinn and Rocha are Up for British Womenswear Designer of the Year

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As announced by the British Fashion Council (BFC), Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta, John Galliano for Maison Margiela, Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe, Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn and Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha are the top contenders for the 2019 British Designer of the Year Womenswear

On Wednesday, October 23rd, Stephanie Phair, Chair and Caroline Rush, BFC Chief Executive publicized the nominations for The Fashion Awards 2019 at a press screening at Soho House, 76 Dean Street.

The Fashion Awards 2019 take place on Monday 2nd December at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Fashion Awards recognise creativity and innovation in fashion, celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity has broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today. The Fashion Awards raise money to nurture future generations of fashion talent.

Watch The Fashion Awards 2019 Nominees video here.

The Fashion Awards 2019 Nominees are (all 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.

Stephanie Phair, BFC Chair said: “I would like to congratulate all the nominees of The Fashion Awards 2019. Each and every one of them is being recognised for their creative excellence and innovation. I look forward to celebrating them alongside the rest of the industry from across the globe on the 2nd of December at the Royal Albert Hall.”

The Fashion Awards 2019 invite a global voting panel of 2,500 key members of the fashion industry to 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. This year’s list of voters is available online.

Earlier in the year Giorgio Armani was announced as the winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award and Naomi Campbell was announced as the recipient of the Fashion Icon Award. More special recognition awards will be announced prior to the event and celebrated on the night.

The British Fashion Awards is presented by Swarovski and American Express, Getty Images, Lavazza Coffee and Rosewood London are the official partners.

The BFC is a not for profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent.

The Fashion Awards act 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.

Please support the next generation of talent by making a donation here.

Boxes for The Fashion Awards 2019 are now on sale. For more information please email: FashionAwardsBox@britishfashioncouncil.com

General tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

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