Run by the British Fashion Council (BFC), the Fashion Awards honour the fiercest international fashion talent from the freshest new faces on the catwalk (think: Bella vs Gigi), to the best business heads, to the creative genius' sketching the designs behind the scenes (Tom Ford vs Dame Vivienne Westwood), to the fashion-forward up-and-comers like Self Portrait.

This year's nominees were announced by BFC Chairperson, game-changing luxury e-tailer Dame Natalie Massenet (founder of Net-a-Porter), alongside super beauty Karlie Kloss and BFC CEO, Caroline Rush in the stylish confines of Soho House, LA. The nominees were selected from preferences put forward by 1,500 key fashion industry members and for the first time, include a stand alone luxe activewear category representing the key players in this on-trend segment.

Caroline Rush, Dame Natalie Massenet, Karlie Kloss

The winners will be announced at a gala event held at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall on December 5, and if you're in London around that time, event tickets are available (details here). Not only will The Fashion Awards 2016 be a calendar highlight but also donate to a good cause, raising funds for the BFC Education Foundation charity to support emerging talent.

Drumroll... The Fashion Awards 2016 nominees are:

BRITISH EMERGING TALENT

Alessandra Rich 
Charles Jeffrey
Faustine Steinmetz
Molly Goddard
Self Portrait

BRITISH MENSWEAR DESIGNER

Craig Green for Craig Green 
Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner 
Jonathan Anderson for J.W.Anderson
Tom Ford for Tom Ford
Dame Vivienne Westwood for Vivienne Westwood

BRITISH WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER

Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane
Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson
Roksanda Ilincic for Roksanda
Sarah Burton OBE for Alexander McQueen
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

BRITISH BRAND

Alexander McQueen
Burberry
Christopher Kane
Erdem
Stella McCartney

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADER

Adrian Joffe for Comme des Garçons & Dover Street Market
Christopher Bailey MBE for Burberry
Guram Gvasalia for Vetements
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Stefano Sassi for Valentino

INTERNATIONAL URBAN LUXURY BRAND

Adidas
Gosha Rubchinskiy
Off-White
Palace
Vetements

INTERNATIONAL MODEL

Adwoa Aboah
Bella Hadid
Gigi Hadid
Kendall Jenner
Lineisy Montero

INTERNATIONAL ACCESSORIES DESIGNER

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Anya Hindmarch MBE for Anya Hindmarch
Johnny Coca for Mulberry
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Stuart Vevers for Coach

INTERNATIONAL READY-TO-WEAR DESIGNER

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Donatella Versace for Versace
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy

For more information head to thefashionawards.com

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