Introducing The 2019 New Wave: Creatives

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The British Fashion Council is delighted to unveil its 2019 NEW WAVE: Creatives - a list of 100 of the most innovative and inspiring young creative talents from around the world. The dynamic list includes trailblazers from across multiple disciplines from artists, activists, casting agents, commentators, florists, hair and makeup artists, image makers, nail artists, set designers, stylists and writers. 

The NEW WAVE: Creatives will be celebrated at The Fashion Awards 2019 on Monday 2nd December at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 

The list, available on our website here, is a resource for the global fashion industry and highlights London’s position as an international hub of creativity and pays homage to the incredible success of both home-grown and international talent, while celebrating those who play a vital role in the industry’s cultural reputation. The list of 100 names includes talent from over 20 countries around the globe. 

Introducing the 2019 NEW WAVE: Creatives:

ACTIVISTS, COMMENTATORS AND WRITERS

Diet Prada
Fenn O’Meally
Hélène Selam Kleih
Jason's Closet
Josephine Jones
Liv Little
Sinéad Burke
Skip Dinner
Tom Rasmussen
Wilson Oryema

ARTISTS

Angelica Hicks
Chen Man
Jenkin van Zyl
Jon Emmony
Michael Moon
Pierre-Alexandre Fillaire
Rhea Dillon
Stephen Doherty

CASTING

Camilla Tisi
Emilie Åström
Holly Cullen
Madeleine Østlie
Mischa Notcutt
Samuel Ellis
Troy Fearn
FLORISTS
Mary Lennox
Simone Gooch
William Farr

HAIR, MAKE-UP AND NAIL ARTISTS

Ammy Drammeh
Celia Burton
Erin Parsons
Jawara Wauchope
Jenny Longworth
Lauren Michelle Pires
Louis Ghewy
Lucy Bridge
Mei Kawajiri
Sylvie Macmillan
Virginie Moreira

IMAGE MAKERS

Adesuwa Aighewi
Aidan Zamiri
Bogdan Plakov
Campbell Addy
Charlotte James
Charlotte Wales
Davit Giorgadze
Dexter Navy
Eddie Wrey
Eva Al Desnudo
Fan Xin
Felix Cooper
Hanna Moon
Hick Duarte
Hugo Comte
Jesse Jenkins
Jordan Hemingway
Joyce Ng
Keziah Quarcoo
Kristin Lee Moolman
Laura Coulson
Leslie Zhang
Leung Mo
Lia Clay Miller
Mark Kean
Miriam Marlene Waldner
Oliver Hadlee Pearch
Pascal Gambarte
Rafael Pavarotti
Rob Rusling
Ronan McKenzie
Ruth Ossai
Sonia Szóstak
Tania Franco Klein
Theo Sion
Tyler Mitchell
Vitali Gelwich
Vito Fernicola
Yu Cong
Zeng Wu

DIGITAL INFLUENCERS

AMIAYA
Caroline Daur

SET DESIGNERS

Amy Friend
Amy Stickland
David James White
Janina Pedan
Louis Gibson

STYLISTS

Alexandra Carl
Audrey Hu
Fan Qiong
Gary David Moore
Ib Kamara
Jordan Vickors
Leah Abbott
Luke V Smith
Monikh Dale
Nicco Torelli
Sabina Schreder
Solange Franklin Reed
Tati Cotliar
Zoe Costello


The category was introduced at The Fashion Awards in 2018. This year the British Fashion Council asked the voting panel of 2,500 fashion industry insiders from across the global fashion industry to nominate those they believed to be the best young creative talent in today. The criteria was to vote for the most creative new wave of talent across creative disciplines in fashion not including designers and models.  

The Fashion Awards is the main fundraiser for the British Fashion Council, a not for profit organisation focused on promoting excellence in British fashion and supporting the future pipeline of creative talent. 
The British Fashion Council’s work is achieved through a range of charitable initiatives which focus on education, business and mentoring schemes that support talent from school level and emerging designers to fashion start-ups and established brands. In 2018, the BFC raised over £2.3 million for its charities and business support initiatives out of which £1.1 million will be allocated directly to scholars and designer businesses. 

The generosity and commitment of our sponsors is more vital than ever. Please help us by acknowledging our Presenting Sponsor Swarovski and Official Sponsors American Express, Getty Images, Lavazza Coffee and Rosewood London for their support of The Fashion Awards 2019.