Fashion Awards 2019
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The Nominees for the Fashion Awards 2019 Have Been Revealed

It looks like we're in for an interesting year.

The nominees for the Fashion Awards 2019 have been revealed overnight ahead of the December 2nd ceremony at Royal Albert Hall.

It’s a big year for Bottega Veneta, which has come charging into the spotlight once again courtesy of designer Daniel Lee. Since joining the brand in June of last year, the young creative has reshaped the Italian luxury brand’s image, making it one of the most sought-after by fashion’s elite (Rihanna and Rosie HW are amongst its loyal fans). And Lee’s work is being recognized this year with three nominations: he himself is nominated for Accessories Designer of the Year (after all, The Pouch has become an “it” bag for the ages) and Designer of the Year whilst Bottega Veneta has been nominated for Brand of the Year. It will go up against heavyweights Gucci and Prada, as well as buzzworthy labels Loewe and Jacquemus in the latter category.

Dior Men’s Kim Jones, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, Miuccia Prada and Jonathan Anderson (nominated for his work at both JW Anderson and Loewe) also appear in the Designer of the Year list.

The Model of the Year category is hotly contested with Kaia Gerber going up against Canadian Winnie Harlow, Adwoa Aboah, Adut Akech and Adesuwa Aighewi.

Rihanna is also nominated for the first time for her LVMH-owned luxury brand Fenty, which appears in the Urban Luxe category. It is nominated alongside Alyx, Marine Serre, Martine Rose and Moncler Genius.

It was announced earlier this year Naomi Campbell will receive the 2019 Fashion Icon award at this year’s ceremony and that Giorgio Armani is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award.

See below for the full list of nominees for the Fashion Awards 2019:

Accessories Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
Jonathan Anderson for Loewe
Kim Jones for Dior Men
Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus

Brand of the Year

Bottega Veneta
Gucci
Jacquemus
Loewe
Prada

British Designer of the Year Menswear

Craig Green for Craig Green
Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner
Kim Jones for Dior Men
Martine Rose for Martine Rose
Riccardo Tisci for Burberry

British Designer of the Year Womenswear

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
John Galliano for Maison Margiela
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe
Richard Quinn for Richard Quinn
Simone Rocha for Simone Rocha

British Emerging Talent Menswear

Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler
Bethany Williams for Bethany Williams
Kiko Kostadinov for Kiko Kostadinov
Phoebe English for Phoebe English
Sofia Prantera for Aries

British Emerging Talent Womenswear

Laura and Deanna Fanning for Kiko Kostadinov
Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan
Phoebe English for Phoebe English
Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo
Rosh Mahtani for Alighieri

Business Leader

Alexandre Arnault for Rimowa
José Neves for Farfetch
Marco Bizzarri for Gucci
Marco Gobbetti for Burberry
Remo Ruffini for Moncler

Designer of the Year

Alessandro Michele for Gucci
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta
Jonathan Anderson for JW Anderson & Loewe
Kim Jones for Dior Men
Miuccia Prada for Prada

Model of the Year

Adesuwa Aighewi
Adut Akech
Adwoa Aboah
Kaia Gerber
Winnie Harlow

Urban Luxe

Alyx
Fenty
Marine Serre
Martine Rose
Moncler Genius