The Fashion Awards 2018: And the Nominees are…

00-promo-image-demna-gvasaliaAward season is coming up, and while most people are wondering if Best TV Drama will go to Game of Thrones or Westworld, at DANSK we’re spending all week scrutinizing the Fashion Awards. Previously known as The British Fashion Council Award, the prestigious prize changed name last year to internationalize, and indeed is the main event as far as fashion award goes, and usually unfolds as a glamorous and tasteful event where industry people find a needed chance to celebrate one another. As a recent press release offered, the award “recognises creativity and innovation in fashion, celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity has broken new ground in fashion globally over the past 12 months as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.” Parsing through this year’s list, we can gather that it’s the usual suspects that dominate the scene: celebrity-connected, corporate-backed creative directors like Alessandro Michele and Demna Gvasalia, who are competing against one another’s success with their conglomerate CEO’s breathing down their necks. An act of nepotistic gatekeeping, seeing as the host and backer of the event is Swarowski? Undecided. Burberry makes a surprise appearance as Brand of the Year, even though its undergoing major creative and business reorganization; and London fashion school Central Saint Martin dominates in the “emerging” sector, with names like Artschool, Phoebe English and Richard Quinn. The final decision will be made by the Fashion Award vote body, consisting of over 2,000 individuals from around the world. Just in time for Christmas, the winners of each category will be announced on Monday 10th December at the Royal Albert Hall, during a ceremony attended by 4000 guests – if you happen to not be invited (like us), don’t despair, as we will be reporting from here. Jump for the full list of nominees.

The Fashion Awards 2018 Nominees are (all listed in alphabetical order)


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

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 Ilin詣 for ROKSANDA
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha
Victoria Beckham for VICTORIA BECKHAM

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*

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
Jos頎eves 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

Urban Luxe
Marine Serre