Bella Hadid, Matthieu Blazy and Nensi Dojaka among the Fashion Awards nominees – WWD

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The British Fashion Council has announced the nominees for its annual The Fashion Awards fundraising show. The ticket sales event will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on December 5.

The major prize of the evening, the Designer of the Year award, will go to a British or international designer whose collections have had “a noticeable impact on the industry, defining the shape of global fashion”.

Its nominees include Demna for Balenciaga, Johnathan Anderson for JW Anderson and Loewe, Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta, Miuccia Prada and Pierpaolo Piccioloi for Valentino.

Indya Moore and Evan Mock present the BFC Foundation Award to Nensi Dojaka during the Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Designers nominated for the British Independent Brand Awards are Bianca Saunders, Erdem, JW Anderson, Molly Goddard and Wales Bonner.

Applicants for the BFC Foundation Award – which is awarded to a recipient or a shortlist of BFC support programs, such as Newgen, BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund, and BFC Fashion Trust – include Ahluwalia, Chopova Lowena, Nensi Dojaka, SS Daley and Wales Bonner.

Model of the Year nominees include Adut Akech, Bella Hadid, Lila Moss, Paloma Elsesser and Quannah Chasinghorse.

]Billy Porter and dancers attend the Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall.

Billy Porter and dancers attend the Fashion Awards 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Other accolades to be revealed during the evening include the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Designer and Outstanding Achievement Award, as well as 15 Change Leaders, who have created positive change within the fashion industry. fashion last year in the categories environment, people and creativity.

Dazed Group’s Jefferson Hack will receive a special cultural curation recognition award for empowering youth through creativity that evening as well, while some 50 young creative talents will also be celebrated via New Wave: Creative Initiatives .

Caroline Rush, CEO of the BFC, said each of the nominees “is making outstanding contributions to creating an industry that promotes self-expression and individuality, perpetuates joy and optimism, and is a pioneer in the ‘innovation and positive change’.

The Fashion Awards are a key way for the BFC Foundation to raise funds to help designers at all stages of their careers through talent and education support, grantmaking and business mentorship. . In the 2021 to 2022 financial year, the BFC awarded over £1.3 million in funds to designers and scholars.

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