On Monday, the BFC (British Fashion Council) announced the nominees for the 2017 British Fashion Awards or BFA in short. The awards, that are also known as the the Oscars of the fashion industry or the British answer to the MET Gala, are being held on the 4th of December. This year’s nominees include stars like Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, J.W.Anderson, Kaia Gerber, Rihanna and more. It surely promises to be a fabulous night in fashion.

Bella Hadid for Vogue Brazil's 2017 September Issue

Bella Hadid for Vogue Brazil’s 2017 September Issue

The Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski, recognize creativity and innovation in fashion. Celebrating exceptional individuals whose imagination and creativity have broken new ground in fashion over the past 12 months as well as brands and businesses that have transformed the possibilities of fashion today.

The BFA Jury

The Fashion Awards 2017 voting body represents media, retail, communications and creative disciplines. Such as photography, art direction, set design and production across 38 countries. 2000 key members of the fashion industry were invited to put forward their preferences for each category and nominations were made in nine categories with the five brands/individuals receiving the most nominations shortlisted in each category.

The 2017 Fashion Awards Nominees

Enough talking, let’s get down to what you came for: the nominees. As said before, this year’s list of nominees includes some of the world’s biggest celebs, but that’s not all. Jonathan Anderson is nominated three times, in the categories of “British Designer of the Year – Menswear” and “British Designer of the Year – womenswear” for his namesake brand. And he’s also nominated for “Designer of the Year” for his role as the designer at Loewe. Both of the Hadid sisters are nominated in the category of Model of the Year.

Rihanna is nominated in the category of “Urban Luxe Brand” for her collection with Fenty Puma by Rihanna. Our personal favorite, Raf Simons, is nominated in the category of “Designer of the Year” for his work as creative director at Calvin Klein. Others in that category are Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, Maria Grazia Chiuri (Dior), Jonathan Anderson (Loewe) and Phoebe Philo (Céline). We listed all of this year’s categories and its nominees below.

British Emerging Talent – Menswear

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler
Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY
Henry Holland for House of Holland
Phoebe English for Phoebe English MAN
Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*

British Emerging Talent – Womenswear

Faustine Steinmetz for Faustine Steinmetz
Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan
Michael Halpern for Halpern
Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E
Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo

Business Leader

Adrian Joffe for Dover Street Market
Guram Gvasalia for Vetements
José Neves for Farfetch
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Ruth & Tom Chapman for Matchesfashion.com

Model of the Year

Adwoa Aboah
Bella Hadid
Gigi Hadid
Kaia Gerber
Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxe Brand

FENTY PUMA by Rihanna
Gosha Rubchinskiy

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Stuart Vevers for Coach

British Designer of the Year – Menswear

Christopher Bailey MBE for Burberry
Craig Green for Craig Green
Grace Wales Bonner for WALES BONNER
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
Martine Rose for Martine Rose

British Designer of the Year – Womenswear

Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane
Erdem Moralioglu for Erdem
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
Roksanda Ilincic for Roksanda
Sarah Burton OBE for Alexander McQueen

Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior
Phoebe Philo for Céline
Raf Simons for Calvin Klein