FOR the first time since its 1984 inauguration, the British Fashion Council’s annual Fashion Awards will honour some of the industry’s most influential, though perhaps more lesser-known creative individuals. Alongside the models, designers, business leaders and fashion icons who are every year rewarded for their accomplishments, this year’s awards will recognise the contributions of a number of behind-the-scene operatives to the sartorial world, including hair stylists, make-up artists, photographers and editors to name but a few.
Photographer Mario Testino – Creative Influencer Nominee
As the Fashion Awards this year celebrate their 32nd anniversary, the Creative Influencers nominees list comprises 32 individuals, who are as follows:
Alasdair McLellan, Alastair McKimm, Ashley Brokaw, Camilla Lowther, Camilla Nickerson, Charlotte Tilbury, David Sims, Edward Enninful, Gary Card, Glen Luchford, Guido Palau, Harley Weir, Isamaya Ffrench, Jamie Hawkesworth, Joe McKenna, Karen Langley, Katie Grand, Lotta Volkova, Lucia Pica, Marcus Piggott, Mario Testino, Mert Atlas, Nick Knight Pat McGrath, Patrick Kinmonth, Paul Hanlon, Ronnie Cooke Newhouse, Sam McKnight, Shona Heath, Sylvia Farago, Tim Walker, Tyrone Le Bon
Make-up Artist Lucia Pica – Creative Influencer Nominee
The nominees were selected by a board of over 1500 of fashion’s most authoritative voices, including journalists, designers and retailers.
Fashion Director Karen Langley – Creative Influencer Nominee
Dame Natalie Massenet, Chairman of the British Fashion Council commented, “A key part of our new focus for The Fashion Awards is ensuring we recognise all of the industry’s key players. Thirty-two years after giving our first award this new approach means recognising excellence in both business and design, as well as putting a spotlight on creatives working outside both of these spheres. The 32 Creative Influencers to be celebrated this year are part of a community of innovative talent that is the backbone of our industry, and makes it one of the most dynamic and exciting to work in.”
Stylist Joe McKenna – Creative Influencer Nominee
The awards ceremony will be held at the Royal Albert Hall and the evening’s proceeds are to be donated to the British Fashion Council’s Education Foundation charity, which offers young creatives scholarships to some of the country’s most esteemed fashion colleges.
Hair Stylist Guido Palau – Creative Influencer Nominee
by Hannah Bergin
The awards ceremony will be held on December 5 at the Royal Albert Hall, London