Get to Know This Year’s Fashion Awards Nominees

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  • Miuccia Prada
    Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur
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    French designer from Georgia

The Fashion Awards gala, the biggest night on the British fashion calendar, is taking place on Monday at London’s Royal Albert Hall. It recognizes and celebrates what members of the local, and international, fashion industry have achieved over the past year.

The big prizes on the night are the Designer of the Year Award and the BFC Foundation Award, which is dedicated to emerging talent.

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Kim Jones, Silvia Venturini Fendi and Delfina Delettrez Fendi - Credit: Masato Onoda/WWD
Kim Jones, Silvia Venturini Fendi and Delfina Delettrez Fendi - Credit: Masato Onoda/WWD

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The nominees for the Designer of the Year Award include Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia; Loewe creative director and JW Anderson founder Jonathan Anderson; Dior artistic director of men’s and Fendi’s artistic director of haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections for women Kim Jones; Prada co-creative directors Miuccia Prada, and Raf Simons, and Daniel Lee, who parted ways with Bottega Veneta earlier this month.

For the BFC Foundation Award, Bethany Williams; LVMH Prize-winner Nensi Dojaka; Priya Ahluwalia; Richard Quinn, and ANDAM Award-winner Bianca Saunders are among the nominees.

Nensi Dojaka with a model wearing her design in the studio. - Credit: Richard Young/Gomez de Villaboa/WWD
Nensi Dojaka with a model wearing her design in the studio. - Credit: Richard Young/Gomez de Villaboa/WWD

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An Outstanding Achievement award will also be handed out to Tommy Hilfiger, while the recipient for the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator will be given to Dazed editor in chief Ib Kamara.

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele will receive the Trailblazer Award.

The British Fashion Council said that Michele made strides in the past year: He presented Gucci’s Aria and Love Parade collections, launched Vault by Gucci, and opened the Gucci Garden Archetypes exhibit and the Gucci Archive in Florence. The organization said that he continues “to expand the scope of what a traditional luxury fashion brand should be.”

The Trailblazer Award was introduced at The Fashion Awards in 2018, and is one of the Special Recognition awards, recognizing innovators and creatives in fashion “whose work in the past year has been a game-changer and has significantly shaped the industry.”

Alessandro Michele - Credit: Valentina Sommariva/Courtesy of Gucci
Alessandro Michele - Credit: Valentina Sommariva/Courtesy of Gucci

Valentina Sommariva/Courtesy of Gucci

The remainder of the ceremony will highlight 15 Leaders of Change across three sectors: Environment, People and Creativity.

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