The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski will take place on Monday 4th December, returning to iconic London venue The Royal Albert Hall. The annual celebration of fashion excellence will once again shine a spotlight on exceptional individuals and businesses, both British and international, that have made incredible contributions to the global fashion industry. The Fashion Awards are the primary fundraiser for the BFC’s Education Foundation; the legacy of the awards is to secure the future generation of fashion talent while celebrating the outstanding contributions of current industry leaders.
Nominees and winners for The Fashion Awards 2017 will be voted on by an international judging panel, made up of over 2,000 key industry figures from all corners of the fashion industry. The awards which the panel will be asked to vote on this year are as follows:
Accessories Designer of the Year
British Designer of the Year – Menswear
British Designer of the Year – Womenswear
British Emerging Talent – Menswear (including accessories)
British Emerging Talent – Womenswear (including accessories)
Designer of the Year
Model of the Year
Urban Luxury Brand
A number of special recognition awards are also presented on the night, and are announced in advance of the event itself, in recognition of the weight of the achievements they represent. These accolades are as follows: The Outstanding Achievement Award, the Swarovski Award for Positive Change and the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
As part of their continued and generous support of The Fashion Awards 2017, Swarovski has pledged £300,000 to the BFC Education Foundation in advance of the night itself. With the designers behind some of the world’s most acclaimed brands educated in Britain, the BFC and Swarovski are both committed to ensuring that young talent has access to the best education available, regardless of financial background.