Kaia Gerber and Adwoa Aboah will compete for Model of the Year at the 2017 Fashion Awards. The breakout catwalk stars have each been nominated in the International Model Category at The Fashion Awards, formerly known as the British Fashion Awards, as organised by the British Fashion Council (BFC). Kaia, the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, and Aboah are joined in the category by former winner Gigi Hadid, her sister Bella Hadid, as well as Winnie Harlow.
"The Model of the Year award recognises the global impact of a model, who over the last 12 months has dominated the industry with an influence that transcends the catwalk," a spokesperson said of the category.
The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski will take place on 4 December, at London's Royal Albert Hall. Votes were cast by 2,000 members of the fashion industry drawn from media, retail, communications and photography, with the voting body covering 38 countries.
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"These designers and brands were chosen from hundreds of international names and they represent the most creative talent and innovative businesses of the year," BFC chair Natalie Massenet shared.
Honorary award recipients are yet to be announced.
The Fashion Awards 2017 nominees are:
British Emerging Talent - Menswear
Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty for Cottweiler, Charles Jeffrey for Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Henry Holland for House of Holland, Phoebe English for Phoebe English Man, Samuel Ross for A-COLD-WALL*
British Emerging Talent - Womenswear
Faustine Steinmetz for Faustine Steinmetz, Matty Bovan for Matty Bovan, Michael Halpern for Halpern, Natalia Alaverdian for A.W.A.K.E, Rejina Pyo for Rejina Pyo
Adrian Joffe for Dover Street Market, Guram Gvasalia for Vetements, Jose Neves for Farfetch, Marco Bizzarri for Gucci, Ruth and Tom Chapman for Matchesfashion.com
Model of the Year
Adwoa Aboah, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Winnie Harlow
Urban Luxe Brand
Fenty x Puma by Rihanna, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Off-White, Supreme, Vetements
Accessories Designer of the Year
Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent, Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, Stuart Vevers for Coach
British Designer of the Year - Menswear
Christopher Bailey for Burberry, Craig Green for Craig Green, Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner, Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson, Martine Rose for Martine Rose
British Designer of the Year - Womenswear
Christopher Kane for Christopher Kane, Erdem Moralioglu for Erdem, Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson, Roksanda Ilincic for Roksanda, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Designer of the Year
Alessandro Michele for Gucci, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior, Phoebe Philo for Celine, Raf Simons for Calvin Klein