The Fashion Awards 2021 presented by TikTok will take place on Monday 29th November at the iconic
Royal Albert Hall, London and will evolve to a global entertainment platform to celebrate fashion’s
role at the intersection of culture. To deliver this new proposition, the event’s format will change to
include awards, performances and unique cultural highlights from the past year. The 2021 accolades
include fifteen Leaders of Change; the designers, brands, creatives, and individuals who created
positive change within the fashion industry this past year under three categories: Environment, People
and Creativity. These will be revealed live during the show.

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is delighted to announce the nominees for the eagerly-anticipated Designer of the Year Award and the BFC Foundation Award – the winners of which will also be revealed on the night. Over 1000 key members of the international fashion industry were called upon to vote for this year’s global accolades, defining the final nominees, winners and Leaders
of Change.

The Fashion Awards 2021 presented by TikTok Nominees are (all listed in alphabetical order)

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 Bottega Veneta
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & LOEWE
Kim Jones for Dior Men & Fendi
Miuccia Prada & Raf Simons for Prada

BFC Foundation Award
Recognises an emerging designer talent, who over the last 12 months has had a major creative
impact on global fashion, from those receiving financial and mentoring support from the BFC
Foundation in this year. This includes the NEWGEN in partnership with TikTok recipients, the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund winner and shortlist, the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund winner and shortlist and the BFC Fashion Trust recipients:
Bethany Williams
Bianca Saunders
Nensi Dojaka
Priya Ahluwalia
Richard Quinn

Caroline Rush, Chief Executive BFC commented: “I would like to congratulate all the nominees of The
Fashion Awards 2021 presented by TikTok. Following a period of industry-wide reflection and self-
evaluation we are incredibly excited to present this new approach to the Awards. The broadened
focus aims to platform those who are creating positive change across all levels of the industry while continuing to spotlight global creative excellence. I look forward to celebrating everyone in the company of our brilliant global fashion family on the 29th November.”

Other awards include the Outstanding Achievement Award, which will go to Mr. Tommy Hilfiger for
his contribution to the global fashion industry and his continued commitment to creating an inclusive
brand that champions people from all backgrounds and experiences, and the Isabella Blow Award
for Fashion Creator. 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.

The Fashion Awards presented by TikTok raises funds for the BFC Foundation (Registered Charity
Number: 1185152) which supports the future growth and success of the British fashion industry by
focusing on Talent, Education, Grant-Giving and Business Mentoring and aims to improve equality and
opportunity so that the fashion industry remains diverse and open to all, helping talented designers
at all stages of their career from school level through to becoming a global fashion brand.
In 2020/21,the BFC raised £1.7 million for the BFC Foundation, and its talent support initiatives and this year the charity supported 33 designers.

The generosity and commitment of partners, suppliers and supporters is more vital than ever. Principal Partner: TikTok; Official Partners: American Express, Getty Images, Moët & Chandon, Royal Salute and The Londoner are appreciated for their ongoing support.

photo courtesy of BFC

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ss Kim Grahame
Fashion Editor

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