The British Fashion Council (BFC) unveiled the contenders for The Fashion Awards 2023 (TFA), scheduled for Monday, 4th December 2023, at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. Orchestrated by the BFC, the TFA serves as the chief fundraising event for the BFC Foundation, emphasizing the significant role of fashion at the convergence of culture and entertainment. The awards shine a light on the year’s exceptional creative talents, recounting the narratives of the fashion year through the prism of purpose, distinction, and creativity. This year, particular emphasis will be placed on lauding British creative prowess for its remarkable influence on the global fashion sector.
The revealed categories encompass Model of the Year, British Menswear Designer, British Womenswear Designer, New Establishment Menswear, and New Establishment Womenswear, with the victors to be disclosed during the event. In this iteration, the BFC has engaged prominent media and buyers possessing profound industry insight to craft a list of potential nominees. This shortlist will be placed before a Voting Committee comprising 1,000 preeminent individuals from the industry, tasked with selecting the winners. Notably, this year marks the inaugural occasion where the public will be granted the privilege to cast their votes for the Model of the Year.
The Fashion Awards 2023 Nominees
(all listed in alphabetical order)
Model of the Year
Recognises the global impact of a model who, over the last 12 months, has dominated the industry, with an influence that transcends the catwalk.
British Menswear Designer of the Year
Recognises a leading British menswear designer who has consistently made a global impact with their innovative and creative designs, shaping the burgeoning international menswear landscape.
Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner
Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov
Kim Jones for Dior Men
Martine Rose for Martine Rose
Steven Stokey-Daley for S.S.DALEY
British Womenswear Designer of the Year
Recognises a leading British womenswear designer who has consistently made a global impact with their innovative and creative designs, shaping the burgeoning international womenswear landscape.
Erdem Moralıoğlu for Erdem
Maximilian Davis for Ferragamo
Nensi Dojaka for Nensi Dojaka
Roksanda Ilinčić for ROKSANDA
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha
New Establishment Menswear
Recognises a menswear designer who has created a new movement in British fashion and has had a sustained impact on the industry globally. Designers are chosen based on the showcasing of their collections, their business growth, and the international headlines driven by their work.
New Establishment Womenswear
Recognises a womenswear designer who has created a new movement in British fashion and has had a sustained impact on the industry globally. Designers are chosen based on the showcasing of their collections, their business growth, and the international headlines driven by their work.
The finalists in the Designer of the Year category and the BFC Foundation Award will be announced come November.
The Voting Panel for all designer awards was chaired by Caroline Issa, BFC Non-Exec Board Member and Chief Executive, Tank Magazine and made up of Bosse Myhr, Director of Womenswear and Menswear at Selfridges, Charlie Porter, Fashion Writer and Commentator, Donna Wallace, Stylist and Consultant, Ida Petersson, Buying Director, Browns Fashion, Jeanie Annan-Lewin, Creative Director, The Perfect Magazine, Julia Sarr-Jamois, Stylist, Consultant and Fashion Director, British Vogue, Karen Binns, Editor & Publisher, Mandi Lennard, Founder and Director, Mandi’s Basement, Olivia Singer, Global Editorial Director, i-D, Sarah Mower, BFC Ambassador for Emerging Talent & Chief Critic, Vogue Runway, Sophia Neophitou, BFC Press Committee Chair and Editor-in-Chief, 10 Magazine and 10 Men and Stavros Karelis, Founder & Buying Director, MACHINE-A.
The Voting Panel for Model of the Year was made up of Anita Bitton, Casting Director, Candice Bailey, Stylist + Creative Consultant, Carlos Nazario, Stylist, Cyndia Harvey, Hair Stylist, Finlay MacAulay, Casting Director, Jawara, Hair Stylist and Senior Beauty Editor at Large, i-D, Julia Sarr-Jamois, Stylist, Consultant and Fashion Director, British Vogue, Kate Phelan, Stylist + Creative Consultant, Rosie Vogel, Global Director of Talent and Casting, Vogue, Samuel Ellis Scheinman, Casting Director and Sophia Neophitou, BFC Press Committee Chair and Editor-In-Chief, 10 Magazine and 10 Men.
The 2023 ceremony is set to feature a plethora of awards including the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, Outstanding Achievement Award, and Leader of Change, in addition to a host of Special Recognition Awards to honor exceptional contributions to the fashion arena. Moreover, the event is poised to spotlight 50 emerging global creative prodigies as part of the NEW WAVE: Creatives initiative.
The Fashion Awards 2023 are supported by BFC partners, suppliers and patrons, as well as by official partners Getty Images and Royal Salute. General tickets for The Fashion Awards 2023 are available here.
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