Article Nov 18, 2016

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Bella and Gigi Hadid nominated for 2016 Fashion Awards

Bella and Gigi Hadid will duke it out for Model of the Year at the 2016 Fashion Awards.

The model sisters have each been nominated in the International Model Category at The Fashion Awards, formerly known as the British Fashion Awards.

The American beauties are joined in the category by their long-time friend Kendall Jenner, as well as Adwoa Aboah and Lineisy Montero.

Natalie Massenet, chairman of the British Fashion Council, announced the nominations during a brunch at Soho House West Hollywood in Los Angeles, alongside Karlie Kloss, ambassador for the event’s lead partner Swarovski, and Caroline Rush, BFC chief executive officer.

The revamped event, which will take place on 5 December (16) at London’s Royal Albert Hall, will have a new global focus, with awards honoring international talent from both the creative and business sides of the industry, and a bigger public audience.

British talent is widely represented, ranging from up-and-comers like Molly Goddard, Grace Wales Bonner and Faustine Steinmetz, to established names like Sarah Burton and Stella McCartney.

Jonathan Anderson, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele and Christopher Kane have all been nominated in multiple categories, while Roksanda Ilincic, Simone Rocha and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen are among the nominees for British Womenswear Designer.

Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci and Donatella Versace are nominated in the International Ready-to-Wear Designer category.

One of the new categories, International Urban Luxury Brand, underlines the importance of urban and streetwear-led brands within the luxury fashion space, with Gosha Rubchinskiy, Off-White and Vetements among the nominees.

"The shortlisted nominees prove the incredible talent we are so fortunate to work with both at home and abroad," Massenet said in a statement. "This year’s ceremony will be thrilling and I look forward to welcoming all our guests to London and to what has become one of the most-anticipated highlights of the global fashion calendar.”

The Fashion Awards 2016 Nominees are:

British Emerging Talent

Alessandra Rich, Charles Jeffrey, Faustine Steinmetz, Molly Goddard, Self Portrait

British Menswear Designer

Craig Green, Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner, Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson, Tom Ford, Dame Vivienne Westwood for Vivienne Westwood

British Womenswear Designer

Christopher Kane, Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson, Roksanda Ilincic for Roksanda, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, Simone Rocha

British Brand

Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Erdem, Stella McCartney

International Business Leader

Adrian Joffe for Comme des Garcons & Dover Street Market, Christopher Bailey for Burberry, Guram Gvasalia for Vetements, Marco Bizzarri for Gucci, Stefano Sassi for Valentino

International Urban Luxury Brand

Adidas, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Off-White, Palace, Vetements

International Model

Adwoa Aboah, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Lineisy Montero

International Accessories Designer

Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Anya Hindmarch, Johnny Coca for Mulberry, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, Stuart Vevers for Coach

International Ready-to-Wear Designer

Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga, Donatella Versace for Versace, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy