On Wednesday morning, the British Fashion Council announced the nominees for the 2014 British Fashion Awards. Since 1989, the event has celebrated the creativity and success of British fashion and design, including emerging design talents, fashion superstars, and style icons. Now, don’t get us wrong. We love our fashion here at Modelinia, but it’s the “Model of the Year” award that we truly have our eye on!
The BFC honor — which celebrates the British model “who has contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year,” — has named model BFFs Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn, and fellow catwalk regular Sam Rollinson on this year’s shortlist, following Edie Campbell’s big win last year. Although Cara and Jourdan will be going to head-to-head at the ceremony, the two models have actually made quite the team so far this year appearing side-by-side in ads for Balmain, Burberry and DKNY.
Separately, it’s been a big year for both Cara and Jourdan, both of whom have previously been nominated for the coveted award. Cara for one, has spent the better part of the year celebrating one major fashion collaboration after the next, including most recently the launch of her much-hyped Mulberry bag collection, a major Topshop campaign, and a limited-edition DKNY capsule collection. Jourdan meanwhile has been busy fronting beauty campaigns for Maybelline New York, lending her street style aesthetic to H&M’s ‘Icons’ collection and posing in her skivvies alongside Lara Stone for Calvin Klein’s Fall ’14 underwear campaign.
Additionally, both Cara and Jourdan have nominated this year’s Style Award, along with 18 other men and women including Kate Moss, Rita Ora, Amal Clooney, Helen Mirren and Emma Watson. The award is the only one for which the public is allowed to vote, and will go to the nominee who best embodies the spirit of British fashion. Previous winners include Alexa Chung and Harry Styles.
The annual British Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski, will be hosted by British comedian, actor, author and television presenter, Jack Whitehall, at the London Coliseum, on Monday, December 1— you can see the full list of BFA nominees below. We wish the best of luck to this year’s panel of judges in picking just one of these British beauties for the final prize!