The Fashion Awards has announced its list of nominees for 2018.
Previously named The British Fashion Awards, the ceremony is one of the most prestigious in style circles and commends the most influential designers and brands of the year.
It’s been another banner year for Virgil Abloh and he’s recognised for his work with both Off-White and latterly Louis Vuitton, where he’s nominated as ‘Designer of the Year’. Off-White is shortlisted for both ‘Brand of the Year’ and in the ‘Urban Luxe’ category, which honours the biggest brands in streetwear.
Joining Virgil’s brand in the ‘Urban Luxe’ category is Palace, Supreme, Alyx and Marine Serre.
A-COLD-WALL* designer Samuel Ross is also rewarded for his ever-growing influence with a nomination in the ‘British Emerging Talent Menswear’ category.
The full list of nominees is below.
Brand of the Year: Balenciaga, Burberry, Gucci, Off-White, Prada
Urban Luxe: Alyx, Palace, Marine Serre, Off-White, Supreme
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*
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
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
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
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
Model of the Year: Adut Akech, Adwoa Aboah, Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Winnie Harlow