New Award to be Celebrated at The Fashion Awards 2019

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The British Fashion Council is delighted to introduce a new award for The Fashion Awards 2019; the Designers’ Designer Award will be celebrated for the first time this year to coincide with the launch of BFC Membership Programme and spotlight the incredible British designer businesses that have made a global impact in the past year through creativity in product design, campaigns and collaborations that are built upon a firm business foundation. The creativity shown over the past year by the winner of this award is considered to have moved the needle in increasing their positive brand perception in 2019. 

The nominees are (listed alphabetically)

Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane

Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson

Margaret Howell for Margaret Howell

Roksanda Ilinčić for Roksanda

Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

The BFC Membership Programme, announced earlier in the week, has been created in support of the BFC’s mission to encourage collaboration and inclusivity, inviting designers to come together in support of the fashion eco-system, with access to a range of benefits and the opportunity to contribute. This community of 80 founding members, comprised of British designers at varying stages of their career, were called upon to vote for this peer to peer award. The winner will be announced at the ceremony on Monday 2nd December 2019 in fashion’s creative capital, London, at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. 

The Fashion Awards is the main fundraiser for the BFC charitable and talent support work, with donations exceeding £1.3m this year. The British Fashion Council (BFC), a not for profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. Established in 2019, the BFC Foundation was created for charitable purposes and grant-giving, its work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives that focus on education, business and mentoring schemes supporting talent from school level and emerging designers to fashion start-ups and established brands. 

The generosity and commitment of our partners is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging our Presenting Partner Swarovski and Official Partners American Express, Bird in Hand, Getty Images, LAVAZZA, Rosewood London and Slingsby Gin for their support of The Fashion Awards 2019.

Last remaining public tickets for The Fashion Awards 2019 are on sale here.