The British Fashion Awards Snubbed This Beloved Brit Designer

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This year's nominees for the British Fashion Awards were announced on Tuesday, and suffice to say there more than are a few surprises. We were thrilled to see Simone Rocha nominated for the Emerging Talent Award for Womenswear, Cara Delevingne up for Model of the Year (again), and Victoria Beckham scoring nods in the Red Carpet and Brand of the Year categories. But, there was one notable absence from the list. Where is iconic British designer Stella McCartney?
Last year, the internationally acclaimed runway label won both Designer of the Year and Brand of the Year. In fact, 2012 was a banner year for the label. McCartney designed Team GB’s Olympic uniforms, alongside her brand’s other high-fashion commitments. It seems rather odd that the label didn't receive a single nomination this year.
Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council, spoke about this year's nominees: “On behalf of the British Fashion Council, I’d like to congratulate all the nominees and thank the incredible people behind this year’s nominations. Their support, expertise, and involvement in the British Fashion Awards really shows the tremendous enthusiasm to recognise and celebrate the talent that defines and sustains our British fashion industry.”
This year's list proves just how high the standards are — and how fierce the competition is amongst the talented individuals and businesses vying for this industry-led recognition. We have to wait until December 2 to learn the winners. The awards for Best Outstanding Achievement award, the Isabella Blow Award for Best Fashion Creator, and the Best Creative Campaign award, as nominated by the BFC’s press committee, will also be announced at the star-studded event.
See the entire nominations lists below, and let us know in the comments section if you think there were any other notable omissions. (British Fashion Council)
Emerging Talent Award — Womenswear
Nominees: Marques’Almeida, Simone Rocha, and Thomas Tait.
Emerging Talent Award — Menswear
Nominees: Agi & Sam, Christopher Shannon, and Craig Green.
Emerging Talent Award — Accessories
Nominees: Dominic Jones, Mr Hare, and Sophia Webster.
Accessory Designer of the Year
Nominees: Anya Hindmarch, Charlotte Olympia, and Nicholas Kirkwood.
Red Carpet Award
Nominees: Antonio Berardi, Erdem, and Victoria Beckham.
Model of the Year — Unisex
Nominees: Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, and Sam Rollinson.
Brand of the Year
Nominees: Alexander McQueen, Burberry, and Victoria Beckham.
International Designer of the Year
Nominees: Marc Jacobs, Miuccia Prada for Prada, and Raf Simons for Dior.
New Establishment Award
Nominees: J.W. Anderson, Mary Katrantzou, and Peter Pilotto.
Menswear Designer of the Year
Nominees: Christopher Bailey for Burberry, Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, and Tom Ford.
Womenswear Designer of the Year
Nominees: Christopher Kane, Phoebe Philo for Céline, and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

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