LONDON — Music, television, fashion and action!
Maya Jama, the British television presenter famed for hosting the dating game show “Love Island” will host the 2023 Fashion Awards along with musician Kojey Radical. Meanwhile, former celebrity stylist Law Roach will host the red carpet coverage.
The event will take place on Dec. 4 at Royal Albert Hall in London.
“The two [Jama and Radical] are pioneers in their respective industries and represent fashion’s position at the intersection of culture. I look forward to seeing their dynamic energy on stage as we celebrate the many achievements of the fashion industry this year,” said Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the BFC.
Grace Wales Bonner, Martine Rose, Maximilian Davis and Kim Jones are among the nominees for the night.
Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury will receive the Special Recognition Award and designer Valentino Garavani will receive the Outstanding Achievement prize for his “groundbreaking couture creations” and red carpet gowns.
The awards will have a definite British accent this season, with the majority of nominees born or based here, or drawn from the London Fashion Week calendar. They represent emerging and established talent, and most of them run independent labels.
In the past, many of these British-based designers had to compete with international names working for the big European luxury groups.
Categories include Model of the Year, British Menswear Designer, British Womenswear Designer, Designer of the Year, BFC Foundation Award, Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, Outstanding Achievement Award and Leader of Change.