Leon Max has recently joined the British Fashion Council’s Fashion Trust, which was launched as a mentoring programme for British fashion designers to help turn them into global fashion brands. Meanwhile yesterday the nominees for the Fashion Council’s Awards were announced - the ceremony which will be held at The Coliseum, the home of the English National Opera, is set to be one of the events of the year.
And the nominees for the 2013 British Fashion Awards are…..
EMERGING TALENT AWARD - WOMENSWEAR
An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British womenswear.
Nominees: Marques’Almeida, Simone Rocha, Thomas Tait
EMERGING TALENT AWARD - MENSWEAR
An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British menswear.
Nominees: Agi & Sam, Christopher Shannon, Craig Green
EMERGING TALENT AWARD - ACCESSORIES
An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential force in British accessory design.
Nominees: Dominic Jones, Mr Hare, Sophia Webster
ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
A leading British designer of shoes, jewellery, millinery or other accessories within the past year.
Nominees: Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood
RED CARPET AWARD
Gives recognition to a British designer who is creating global awareness of their designs in the media.
Nominees: Antonio Berardi, Erdem, Victoria Beckham
MODEL OF THE YEAR AWARD (UNISEX)
A British model who has contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year.
Nominees: Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Sam Rollinson
BRAND OF THE YEAR
A leading British based designer brand that has excelled and made an impact on the international stage over the past year with multiple stores, integrated manufacturing, dynamic campaigns and an e-commerce platform.
Nominees: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Victoria Beckham
INTERNATIONAL DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Recognising a non-British internationally acclaimed, leading designer who has directed the shape of fashion in the past year both in the UK and internationally.
Nominees: Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada (Prada), Raf Simons (Dior)
NEW ESTABLISHMENT AWARD
The New Establishment Award recognises a British womenswear, menswear or accessory designer that is taking the industry by storm.
Nominees: J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
A leading British designer of ready-to-wear or bespoke tailoring who has been instrumental in enhancing men’s fashion in the past year.
Nominees: Christopher Bailey (Burberry), Kim Jones (Louis Vuitton), Tom Ford
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
A leading British designer of ready-to-wear who has been instrumental in enhancing women’s fashion in the past year.
Nominees: Christopher Kane, Phoebe Philo (Céline), Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen)