When Victoria Beckham received a "Designer Brand of the Year" nomination for last year's British Fashion Awards, industry veterans got huffy that such a relative newcomer — and a celebrity designer at that — be put in the same category as titans like Burberry, Mulberry, and Pringle of Scotland. Mulberry won in the end, but Victoria Beckham is back in the nominee pool this year for the same category, this time competing against Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, and Burberry again.
Meanwhile, royal wedding hero Sarah Burton is an obvious front-runner for "Designer of the Year," and 19-year-old Hudson Jeans
butt face Georgia Jagger will duke it out with seasoned pros Stella Tennant and Kristen McMenamy for the title of best model.
See the complete list of nominees:
ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR
Last year's winner: Nicola Formichetti
Emma Hill for Mulberry
Last year's winner: Nicholas Kirkwood
EMERGING TALENT AWARD: ACCESSORIES
LAST YEAR'S WINNER: Husam El Odeh
EMERGING TALENT AWARD: MENSWEAR
LAST YEAR'S WINNER: n/a