British Fashion Awards 2012 Nominees Include Alexander McQueen, Cara Delevingne and Victoria Beckham
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As we type, Grazia Daily is swigging on champagne at a swanky reception in The Savoy Hotel (hic). No, we haven't skived off work early - we're here for the announcement of the shortlisted nominees for the British Fashion Awards 2012. Dun dun DUN!
As you well know, The British Fashion Awards celebrate the breadth and depth of talent in the British fashion industry from the emerging stars to the designer brands, models and style icons with the ultimate accolade being awarded to the Designer of the Year. Basically, it's the Oscars of Fash Land.
The winners will be announced at this year’s award ceremony, which takes place on Tuesday 27th November. As in past years, it will be attended by the who's who in style - industry leaders, designers, models - all there to celebrate the best in Brit fash and Grazia Daily will be reporting live from the red carpet. We can hardly wait.
So without further ado, we can now reveal who the British Fashion Awards 2012 nominees are. So click through the gallery above to find out who's up for this year's prestigious gongs...
EMERGING TALENT AWARD – READY-TO-WEAR
An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the ready-to-wear category.
Nominees: J.W. Anderson, Michael van der Ham, Simone Rocha
2011 winner: Mary Katrantzou
EMERGING TALENT AWARD – ACCESSORIES
An innovative and directional accessories designer who is emerging as an influential force in British fashion in the Accessories category.
Nominees: Dominic Jones, Jordan Askill, Sophie Hulme
2011 winner: Tabitha Simmons
A British model who has contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year.
Nominees: Cara Delevingne, David Gandy, Jourdan Dunn
2011 winner: Stella Tennant
EMERGING TALENT AWARD – MENSWEAR
An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British menswear ready-to-wear design.
Nominees: Agi & Sam, Jonathan Saunders, Lou Dalton
2011 winner: Christopher Raeburn
A leading British based designer brand that has excelled and made an impact on the international stage over the past year.
Nominees: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Mulberry, Stella McCartney
2011 winner: Victoria Beckham
A leading British designer of ready-to-wear and bespoke tailoring who has been instrumental in enhancing men's fashion in the past year.
Nominees: Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Oliver Spencer, Richard James
2011 winner: Kim Jones
ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR
A British creative, stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer whose creativity has been a major inspiration and influence in the past year.
Nominees: Edward Enninful, Katie Grand, Professor Louise Wilson OBE
2011 winner: Sam Gainsbury
RED CARPET AWARD
Gives recognition to a British designer who is creating global awareness of their designs through Red Carpet dressing and the resulting media coverage.
Nominees: Alessandra Rich, Roksanda Ilincic, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham
2011 winner: Stella McCartney
The leading British designer of shoes, jewellery, millinery or accessories within the past year.
Nominees: Katie Hillier, Nicholas Kirkwood, Philip Treacy
2011 winner: [a href="http://www.britishfashionawards.com/designer_profile_bfa.aspx?DesignerID=503">Charlotte Olympia[/a]
NEW ESTABLISHMENT AWARD
The New Establishment Award recognises a particular movement in British fashion that is taking the industry by storm.
Nominees: Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, Meadham Kirchhoff
2011 winner: [a shape="rect" href="http://www.britishfashionawards.com/designer_profile_bfa.aspx?DesignerID=69">Christopher Kane[/a]
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
The ultimate accolade, which recognises an internationally acclaimed, leading British designer of couture, ready-to-wear, knitwear or accessories who has directed the shape of fashion in the past year both in the UK and internationally.
Nominees: Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Stella McCartney
2011 winner: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
BRITISH STYLE AWARD
The only award decided by public vote, brought to you by Vodafone, is now open. To see the initial nominees and to vote for the winner, visit [a target="_blank" href="http://www.britishfashionawards.co.uk/britishstyle">www.britishfashionawards.co.uk/britishstyle[/a]
2011 winner: Alexa Chung