British Fashion Council awards 2014: the nominations

 The nominees for the 2014 British Fashion Awards have just been announced.


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Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane, Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière and Raf Simons will compete for the prestigious international designer award at the 2014 British Fashion Awards, it was announced today.

Other nominees for the most prestigious prize ceremony of the British fashion calendar include JW Anderson, who has been nominated for womenswear and menswear designer of the year. This is the first time the Irish designer has left the “emerging” and “new establishment” categories behind to be judged against established designers. Other womenswear nominees include Christopher Kane – last year’s winner – and Erdem, while the names in the running for the menswear category are Christopher Bailey for Burberry, Paul Smith and Tom Ford.

Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen have been nominated for brand of the year while Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia and Nicholas Kirkwood will be submitted for accessories.

A model during the Craig Green show at London Collections: Men spring/summer 2015.
A model during the Craig Green show at London Collections: Men spring/summer 2015. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Emerging womenswear talents vying for recognition include 1205, Thomas Tait and Marques’Almeida. The latter, which specialises in ripped, distressed denim, has recently launched a collaboration with Topshop. Astrid Andersen, Lee Roach and Craig Green – whose Japanese-influenced spring/summer 2015 catwalk show reduced fashion critics to tears earlier this year – are in the running for the emerging menswear designer prize.

Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Sam Rollinson are nominated for model of the year, while red-carpet designer is being fought out between Alexander McQueen, Mary Katrantzou and Roksanda.

A model presents the colourful creations of Roksanda.
A model presents the colourful creations of Roksanda. Photograph: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

The awards will take place on Monday 1 December at the London Coliseum, hosted by Jack Whitehall. Last year’s winners included Miuccia Prada, who was presented with the prize for international designer of the year by Gwyneth Paltrow.

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