The British Fashion Awards 2007 – Nominees
The British Fashion Awards 2007
sponsored by Swarovski
The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announces the nominees for the 2007 British Fashion Awards sponsored by Swarovski. The winners will be celebrated at a dinner held at the Lawrence Hall,
The nominees in nine of the ten categories have been compiled by the BFCâ€™s Press Committee which is chaired by Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue. The winners will be decided by an invited panel of judges comprising leading press, buyers and industry figures.
This year, in recognition of an outstanding career identifying, nurturing and championing British creative talent, the award for fashion creator has been dedicated to the late Isabella Blow and will be known as the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator. In addition to this the BFC announces its BFC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design, which recognises a figure who has made an impact on the industry internationally, throughout their career, judged by a committee of international fashion industry influencers. Only the winner for this award will be announced.
For the second year the BFC Fashion
Nominees in the other categories are:
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – A 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
Nominees – Anya Hindmarch , Luella Bartley, Stella McCartney
NEW DESIGNER – An innovative and directional designer who, in the past year, has emerged as an influential force in British fashion.
Nominees – Christopher Kane, Gareth Pugh, Marios Schwab
BEST NEW RETAIL CONCEPT – A new or established retailer offering a new concept to the
Nominees â€“ The Shop at Bluebird,
MODEL – A British model who has contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year.
Nominees – Agyness Deyn, Lily Cole, Irina
ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR – A British stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer whose creativity has been a major inspiration and influence in the past year.
Nominees – Mert and Marcus, Michael Howells, Terry Jones
Nominees – Giles Deacon, Marchesa, Stella McCartney
MENSWEAR DESIGNER – 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 – Christopher Bailey for Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Cassette Playa
ACCESSORY DESIGNER – The leading British designer of shoes, jewellery, millinery or accessories within the past year.
Nominees –Anya Hindmarch, Rupert Sanderson, Tom Binns
Hilary Riva, Chief Executive of the BFC commented: â€œThe Awards give recognition to some of the most influential people at the apex of a vast commercial industry and highlight the wealth of talent that originates from our country and our colleges. I would like to thank Swarovski as headline sponsor for the British Fashion Awards 2007 and for their sponsorship of the BFC Fashion Enterprise Award which will significantly help to support one of our newer talents as they establish themselves.â€