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The nominees for the 2018 Fashion Awards in partnership with Swarovski have been announced. Some interesting additions to this year’s potential winners include Sofia Prantera and Fergus Purcell of Aries for British Emerging Talent in Womenswear, and Sudanese-Australian model Adet Akech, who joins last year’s nominees Adwoa Aboah, Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber and Winnie Harlow for Model of the Year.

For Emerging British Menswear designer, there’s nominations for Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty of Cottweiler, and Samuel Ross of A-COLD-WALL*. Meanwhile, 1017 ALYX 9SM and OFF-WHITE join Supreme with a nomination in the Urban Luxe category.

The award ceremony will take place on December 10 in London’s Royal Albert Hall. Stay tuned for more info on the winners, and see the full list of this year’s nominees below.

Accessories Designer of the Year
Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior
Miuccia Prada for Prada

Brand of the Year
Balenciaga
Burberry
Gucci
Off-White
Prada

British Designer of the Year Menswear
Craig Green for Craig Green
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
Kim Jones for Dior Homme
Martine Rose for Martine Rose
Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

British Designer of the Year Womenswear
Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson
Roksanda Ilinčić for Roksanda
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha
Victoria Beckham for Victoria Beckham

British Emerging Talent Menswear
Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler
Eden Loweth & Tom Barratt for Art School
Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov
Phoebe English for Phoebe English
Samuel Ross for A-Cold-Wall*

British Emerging Talent Womenswear
Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan
Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E.
Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo
Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn
Sofia Prantera for Aries

Business Leader
Jonathan Akeroyd for Versace
José Neves for Farfetch
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Marco Gobbetti for Burberry
Michael Burke for Louis Vuitton

Designer of the Year
Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy
Kim Jones for Dior Homme
Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

Model of the Year
Adut Akech
Adwoa Aboah
Bella Hadid
Kaia Gerber
Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxe
1017 ALYX 9SM
Palace
Marine Serre
OFF-WHITE
Supreme

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Words by Max Grobe
Associate Fashion Editor
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