Monday, 3 September 2012

British Fashion Awards 2012: The Nominees

She failed to notice she was obstructing the red carpet...
[Image by Valie Export, 1976]

It's BFA time again and the nominees are in. The British Fashion Awards are one of the most celebrated annual fashion events, rightfully highlighting talent in the industry and giving young designers a helping hand. Who's made their mark in 2012? See below. Those marked with an asterisk are my tips for winning the awards.

Accessory Designer
Katie Hillier
Nicholas Kirkwood*
Philip Treacy

Emerging Talent Award: Ready to Wear
J.W. Anderson
Michael van der Ham
Simone Rocha*

Emerging Talent Award: Accessories
Jordan Askill
Sophie Hulme*
Dominic Jones

Emerging Talent: Menswear
Agi & Sam
Lou Dalton
Jonathan Saunders*

Designer Brand
Stella McCartney
Alexander McQueen*

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator
Edward Enninful
Katie Grand
Professor Louise Wilson OBE*

New Establishment Award
Jonathan Saunders
Meadham Kirchhoff*

Menswear Designer
Richard James* [who has the same name as my uncle, so I'll make him my favourite to win...]
Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton
Oliver Spencer

Cara Delevigne
Jourdan Dunn*
David Gandy

Red Carpet Creator
Victoria Beckham
Roksanda Ilincic*
Stella McCartney
Alessandra Rich

Designer of the Year
Christopher Kane
Mary Katrantzou
Stella McCartney*

British Style Award
Voted for by the public, with an insanely long nominations list, the highlights 
(with my favourite three choices) are:
Victoria Beckham
Helena Bonham Carter
Duchess of Cambridge
Henry Holland
Natalie Massenet
Phoebe Philo
Lara Stone
Tilda Swinton*
Tinie Tempah*
Vivienne Westwood*

What do you think of the nominees - is there anyone on there you're surprised to see, or someone you feel has been missed out?

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