Announced: The 2017 Fashion Awards nominees are...

Announced: The 2017 Fashion Awards nominees are...

Gucci, Dior, Céline

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

The 2017 British Fashion Award honourees and nominees have just been confirmed! Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

The British Fashion Council has announced this year's design nominees, as well as award recipients, for this year's British Fashion Awards. Revealing a stellar list of fashion names — think Raf Simons, Stuart Vevers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Jonathan Anderson — the nominees will be competing in nine major categories including British Designer of the Year Womenswear, British Designer of the Year Menswear, Accessories Designer of the Year and the Swarovski Award for Positive Change and Outstanding Achievement Award. 

Also this year will see Gucci's Alessandro Michele — who just launched a bespoke service with — nominated for Designer of the Year and Accessories Designer of the Year. While, Farfetch's José Neves' receieves a Business Leader nod — Neves recently held an exclusive BFFI event with Mira Duma during Paris Fashion Week

Here is the full list of 2017 Fashion Awards nominees...

Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele – Gucci
Jonathan Anderson – Loewe
Maria Grazia Chiuri – Dior
Phoebe Philo – Céline
Raf Simons – Calvin Klein

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele – Gucci
Anthony Vaccarello – Saint Laurent
Demna Gvasalia – Balenciaga
Jonathan Anderson – Loewe
Stuart Vevers – Coach

Business Leader

Adrian Joffe – Dover Street Market
Guram Gvasalia – Vetements
José Neves – Farfetch
Marco Bizzarri – Gucci
Ruth & Tom Chapman –

British Designer of the Year – Womenswear

Christopher Kane – Christopher Kane
Erdem Moralioglu – Erdem
Jonathan Anderson – JW Anderson
Roksanda Ilincic – Roksanda
Sarah Burton OBE – Alexander McQueen

British Designer of the Year – Menswear

Christopher Bailey MBE – Burberry
Craig Green – Craig Green
Grace Wales Bonner – WALES BONNER
Jonathan Anderson – JW Anderson
Martine Rose – Martine Rose

British Emerging Talent – Womenswear

Faustine Steinmetz – Faustine Steinmetz
Matty Bovan – Matty Bovan
Michael Halpern – Halpern
Natalia Alaverdian – A.W.A.K.E
Rejina Pyo – Rejina Pyo

British Emerging Talent - Menswear

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty – Cottweiler
Charles Jeffrey – Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY
Henry Holland – House of Holland
Phoebe English – Phoebe English MAN
Samuel Ross – A-COLD-WALL*

Urban Luxe Award

Fenty Puma by Rihanna
Gosha Rubchinskiy

Model of the Year

Adwoa Aboah
Bella Hadid
Gigi Hadid
Kaia Gerber
Winnie Harlow

The 2017 British Fashion Awards will take place on December 4 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. In other fashion news, discover why Bottega Veneta has decided to show at New York Fashion Week for the first time ever