Tough competition in the womenswear designers award will see Victoria Beckham fight it out with Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders whilst best e-store seems to be lacking some key players including net-a-porter, which fails to get a look in besides nominees including ASOS and my-wardrobe.
The winners will be decided by a panel of influential judges from Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Australia, the US and the UK and announced at the awards ceremony, which takes place at The Savoy in London on Monday November 5th.
2012 shortlisted nominees are as follows:
Emerging DesignerA menswear, womenswear or footwear & accessories designer whose label is less than four years old.
Shortlist: Byungmun Seo, Fannie Schiavoni, Masha Reva, Emma Yeo
The LYCRA® Future Designers Award
The most innovative and inspirational new designers to emerge from the world’s design schools.
Shortlist: Derek Clarkson, Shireeka Devlin, Charli Cohen, Esther Kruyer
Footwear & Accessories Designer (nomination only)
Shortlist: Emma Hill for Mulberry, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Charlotte Olympia, Loewe
The CATRICE Womenswear Designer (nomination only)Shortlist: Victoria Beckham, Alexander Wang, Christopher Kane, Jonathan Saunders
Menswear Designer (nomination only)
Shortlist: Paul Surridge for Z Zegna, Patrick Grant for E. Tautz, Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Dries Van Noten
See the full list of nominees after the jump.
Denim Design Team(new category)
Shortlist: Levi's Commuter Series, Isko, G-Star, Current/Elliott
Intimates/Swim Design Team (new category)
Shortlist: Seafolly, Victoria's Secret, Marks and Spencer, OndadeMar
Sports/Activewear Design Team
Shortlist: Sweaty Betty, The North Face, Lorna Jane, Bogner Ski Wear, adidas
Buying Team (multi-brand retailer/e-tailer)
Shortlist: NET-A-PORTER, Liberty, Merci, Opening Ceremony
Footwear & Accessories Design Team
Shortlist: marc by Marc Jacobs, The Cambridge Satchel Company, Kurt Geiger, Pikolinos
Womenswear Design Team
Shortlist: Topshop, H&M, J.Crew, Karen Millen
Menswear Design Team
Shortlist: Hackett, Fred Perry, Hugo Boss, Bosideng
Shortlist: Next, Kmart, Fred Bare, Macarons
Best Multichannel RetailerShortlist: Aurora Fashions, Calvin Klein, Farm, OrotonGroup
Best New Store/RefitShortlist: ALTER (Shanghai), C. Wonder (New York), Puma (Amsterdam), Cheap Monday (London), Burberry (London)
Shortlist: asos.com, MR PORTER, HauteLook, my-wardrobe.com, OQVestir
Shortlist: Selfridges (London), Lane Crawford (Hong Kong), El Palacio de Hierro (Mexico), Harrods (London), Barneys (New York)
For more on the awards and the judging line up just check out my earlier posts here.