This year the Fashion Awards will introduce a new Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design. For this award the winner will be judged on his or hers international performance on the fashion industry. The Award for Fashion Creator will be dedicated to one of the most colourful figures in fashion, the late Isabella Blow.
The nominees for New Designer are Christopher Kane, Gareth Pugh and Marios Schwab. The Shop at Bluebird, Dover Street market and Marc Jacobs are runners up for the Best New Retail Concept. Nominated for the Designer of the Year Award are Luella Bartley, Stella McCartney and Anya Hindmarch. Either Mert and Marcus, Michael Howells and Terry Jones will be rewarded with the Fashion Creator Award. Other categories include Model of the Year, Menswear Designer of the Year, and Accessory designer of the Year. The winners of the BFC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion and the BFC Fashion Enterprise Award will be announced at the actual awards ceremony.
Image: Marios Schwab/Chris Moore