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Creative Influencers to be Honoured at the BFC Fashion Awards 2016

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.

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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

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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

New Book from Donatella Versace: An Intimate Visual History of Brand

LONG has Versace been one of the world’s most celebrated and highly coveted fashion houses, contributing in turn to the exceptional reputation of the Italian sartorial industry.

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Versace by Donatella Versace with Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi Versace © Versace

Donatella Versace – the legendary artistic director of the company, who took over the family run business following the murder of her brother in 1997 – this month releases a stunning and rather poignant visual book celebrating the history of the brand. Written by Donatella herself alongside Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi, the tome features a collection of essays written by some of the industry’s most authoritative characters, alongside 250 photographs from the likes of Mario Testino and Steven Meisel.

The photographs depict intimate moments inside ateliers and behind the scenes of runway shows, highlighting the brand’s backstage community, whilst press archives of Hollywood starlets showcasing Versace couture on the red carpet and shoots in which the likes of Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington model the label’s collections showcase the brand’s glamour and prestige.

By Hannah Bergin

Versace by Donatella Versace with Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi, with contributions by Tim Blanks, Ingrid Sischy and others is published by Rizzoli International Publications and is currently available across Europe, priced at £65. It will be released in the US on November 1, priced at $95