The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced the shortlist of nominees for
the 2008 British Fashion Awards supported by Swarovski. The Awards recognize
the very best of British fashion talent playing a key role in establishing the UK as a creative and commercial force across the globe. Winners will be announced at the British Fashion Awards on Tuesday, November 25. Nominations each year are made by key players within the industry, while winners are selected by relevant panels of leading media and buyers.



The shortlist:



MODEL - A British model who has contributed most to the international
fashion scene in the past year.



Nominees: Agyness Deyn, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Donaldson



DESIGNER BRAND – A leading British designer brand that has excelled on the international stage over the past year.



Nominees: Jimmy Choo, Agent Provocateur, Paul Smith



ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR - A British stylist, make-up artist, photographer, art director or producer whose creativity has been a major inspiration and influence in the past year.



Nominees: Pat McGrath, Terry Jones, Tim Walker



RED CARPET DESIGNER - A leading British designer of couture or ready-to-wear cocktail or eveningwear that has gained exposure at ‘red carpet’ events
worldwide in the past year.



Nominees: Matthew Williamson, Giles Deacon, Stella McCartney



MENSWEAR DESIGNER - A leading British designer of ready-to-wear and bespoke tailoring who has been instrumental in enhancing men's fashion in the past year.



Nominees: Christopher Bailey for Burberry, Paul Smith, Richard James



ACCESSORY DESIGNER - The leading British designer of shoes, jewelry,
millinery or accessories within the past year.



Nominees: Jonathan Kelsey, Rupert Sanderson, Lara Bohinc



SWAROVSKI EMERGING TALENT AWARD – READY TO WEAR – An innovative and directional designer who is emerging as an influential
force in British fashion.



Nominees: Danielle Scutt, Louise Goldin, Felder Felder



SWAROVSKI EMERGING TALENT AWARD – ACCESSORIES – An innovative and directional accessories designer who is emerging as an
influential force in British fashion.



Nominees: Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Anna Vince