Virgil Abloh, Adut Akech, Craig Green And Miuccia Prada Among Nominees For The BFC Awards 2018.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018, Stephanie Phair, Chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC), Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board and Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council announced the nominations for The Fashion Awards 2018 in partnership with Swarovski at a press screening at Soho House, 76 Dean Street, London.

The list of nominees are primarily recurring names, new to the list are Adut Akech for Model of the Year, Natalia Alaverdian and Sofia Prantera for Emerging Talent Women’s wear, and Marine Serre for the newly created design category Urban Luxe.

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Backstage at Marine Serre FW18 fashion show.

Also new to the BFC award ceremony is a program titled NEW WAVE: Creatives. It is a selection of 100 talented individuals recognized by the BFC as some of the most innovative and inspiring creatives around the world. The 100 NEW WAVE: Creatives awardees are selected via an election process by 2000 members of the international fashion community that make up the Fashion Awards voting panel. Among the 100 NEW WAVE: Creatives are image-makers, hair and makeup artists, set designers, creative directors, models, digital influencers and stylists.

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Photograph by Jason Lloyd Evans.

The winners in each category for the 2018 BFC awards will be announced on Monday, December 10th during The 2018 Fashion Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. See the video for a complete list of nominees or check the list just below.

2018 BFC Awards Nominees:

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga

Jonathan Anderson for LOEWE

Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior

Miuccia Prada for Prada

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Brand of the Year nominee Off-White by Virgil Abloh.

Brand of the Year







British Designer of the Year Menswear

Craig Green for CRAIG GREEN

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Kim Jones for Dior Homme

Martine Rose for Martine Rose

Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

British Designer of the Year Womenswear

Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Roksanda Ilinčić for ROKSANDA

Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

Victoria Beckham for VICTORIA BECKHAM

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Emerging Talent Menswear nominee Cottweiler

British Emerging Talent Menswear

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for COTTWEILER

Eden Loweth & Tom Barratt for ART SCHOOL

Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov

Phoebe English for PHOEBE ENGLISH

Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*

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Emerging Talent Womenswear nominee A.W.A.K.E.

British Emerging Talent Womenswear

Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan

Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E.

Rejina Pyo for REJINA PYO

Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn

Sofia Prantera for ARIES

Business Leader

Jonathan Akeroyd for VERSACE

José Neves for FARFETCH

Marco Bizzarri for Gucci

Marco Gobbetti for Burberry

Michael Burke for Louis Vuitton

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Designer of the Year nominee Kim Jones for Dior Homme.

Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci

Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

Kim Jones for Dior Homme

Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino

Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

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Model of the Year nominee Adut Akech.

Model of the Year

Adut Akech

Adwoa Aboah

Bella Hadid

Kaia Gerber

Winnie Harlow

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Urban Luxe nominee Marine Serre.

Urban Luxe



Marine Serre



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Nichelle Cole is the founder & editor-in-chief of The Fashion Plate magazine. A respected writer, stylist and influencer, she has been published in fashion magazines around the world.

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