THE British Fashion Council in partnership with Swarovski has announced the categories for 2016 The Fashion Awards which will launch this year’s fundraiser gala for British Fashion Council Education Foundation charity – an organisation offering scholarships to the gifted creatives for best fashion universities in the UK.
The annual event has been long established as one of the most prominent ones on the fashion calendar – the greatest of the industry gather to celebrate international as well as homegrown emerging talents.
Taking place on Monday December 5 at the Royal Albert Hall the awards this year will acknowledge designers and their brands in seven international categories and four aimed at the British talent paying homage to the host city London. The winners will be decided by a panel of over 1,500 industry influencers across media and retail professions who will cast their votes for the deserving nominees.
On the night the British accolades will be granted to British Menswear Designer of the Year, British Womenswear Designer of the Year, British Brand and Emerging Talent Award, while the international awards will seek to recognise Model of the Year, Ready-to-Wear Designer of the Year, Accessories Designer of the Year, Urban Luxury, Creative Influencer, Business Leader and Fashion Icon which will be voted for by the pubic.
Furthermore four special recognition awards will be announced ahead of the evening for Outstanding Achievement Award, Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, Special Recognition Award and Swarovski Award for Positive Change.
by Magda Pirowska
Tickets for the general public to attend The Fashion Awards 2016 are now on sale.
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