The British Fashion Council (BFC) announced today the nominees for the Designer of the Year and BFC Foundation Awards at The Fashion Awards 2023. The event, which takes place on Monday 4th December 2023 at the Royal Albert Hall, is organised by the BFC and is the primary fundraiser for the BFC Foundation. 

The Awards celebrate the role of fashion at the intersection of culture and entertainment, spotlighting creative talent and telling the stories of the year in fashion through the lens of purpose, excellence, and creativity. British creative energy will be celebrated for its impact on the fashion industry globally.

The Fashion Awards 2023 presented by Pandora nominees:
Designer of the Year recognises a British or international designer whose innovative collections have made a notable impact on the industry, defining the shape of global fashion.
Daniel Lee for Burberry,
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & LOEWE,
Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta,
Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons for Prada and
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

BFC Foundation Award recognises a BFC Foundation initiative designer who has had a major impact on global fashion over the past year. In honour of the 30th year of BFC NEWGEN, the shortlist, which was voted on by the Voting Committee, is focused on the BFC NEWGEN initiative.
Chet Lo,
Conner Ives,
Paolo Carzana and
Sinéad O’Dwyer.

Nominees for the Model of the Year, British Menswear Designer, British Womenswear Designer, New Establishment Menswear and the New Establishment Womenswear were announced earlier this year and the winner of each category will be revealed on the night.

The 2023 accolades also include the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, Outstanding Achievement Award, Leader of Change as well as several Special Recognition Awards for exceptional contribution to the fashion industry. Additionally, the event will recognise 50 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talent from around the world as part of NEW WAVE: Creatives.

Daniel Lee for Burberry/ Photo SUPPLIED
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & LOEWE / Photo courtesy The CUT
Matthieu Blazy for Bottega Veneta / photo courtesy
Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen / Photo Mike Marsland WIREIMAGE
Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons for Prada / photo courtesy of PRADA
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