On December 5th 2016 the prestigious Fashion Awards will be held at London’s Royal Albert Hall in front of 4,000 of the world’s arguably most stylish guests.

Formerly known as the British Fashion Awards, this event is the UK’s answer to the glamorous Met Gala held in the States. Recognising fashion achievements and success since 1989, the Fashion Awards are applauded for showcasing the best in British and international fashion talent.

This year proves to be even bigger than ever before, with the newly revamped awards for 2016 reaching talent on a more global scale. As well as the Model of the Year award being renamed International Model, an International Accessories Designer award has been added to the line-up. Urban Luxury Brand is also a new award for 2016, where contemporary brands such as Adidas and Vetements have been nominated.

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Unsurprisingly, the award that is grabbing the most media attention at the moment is International Model, where high-flying sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid are fighting for the title alongside their close friend Kendall Jenner. Stiff competition also arises in the faces of Adwoa Aboah from London, and Lineisy Montero from the Dominican Republic.

Last year’s celebrity guests included stand-out names such as: Anna Wintour, David and Victoria Beckham, Lady Gaga, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Naomi Campbell and Olivier Rouesting; we will expect this year to deliver a guest-list of similarly high esteem. The winners of last years’ event included model Jourdan Dunn, who went away with the Model of the Year title, and Karl Lagerfield, who graciously accepted his Outstanding Achievement award.

1,500 people have voted to create the nominations for 2016, all holding various positions within the fashion industry. Look out for names appearing in the British Emerging Talent award, such as Charles Jeffrey, and watch the battle commence for British Brand between top contenders Burberry and Alexander McQueen.

Additionally, this year’s Fashion Awards are raising money for the British Fashion Council’s Education Foundation – a leading charity within the industry that helps to fund education scholarships for promising British talent to attend successful fashion colleges.

The full list of nominations appears as follows:

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 Garcons & 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

Daisy Guy

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