04/09/2012 10:32 | By Jess Edwards, MSN Her

Burberry and Mulberry go head-to-head in British Fashion Awards

Britain's top designers nominated for best Designer Brand

Stella McCartney (© John Stillwell, PA Wire, Press Association)

Some of Britain's best fashion designers and models are gearing up to battle it out after the 2012 British Fashion Awards nominations were announced last night.

The awards will be held on the 27th November to help round-off a wonderful year of British celebrations.

Burberry and Mulberry take their positions alongside Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney on the shortlist for the Designer Brand category. The winner will be the leading British-based designer brand that has excelled and made an impact on the international stage over the past year.

Stella McCartney, who received three nominations in total, is also up for the coveted Designer of the year award alongside Mary Katrantzou and Christopher Kane who won the New Establishment award last year.

McCartney's third nomination is for the Red Carpet award. The designer may have won this category last year, but this time round she has stiff competition from Victoria Beckham, Roskanda Ilincic and Alessandra Rich.

Harold Tillman CBE, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, commented '2012 has been a momentous year and seen a nationwide celebration of British talent. The British Fashion Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional individuals and brands who've defined our fashion industry over the past year and we're incredibly proud to announce these nominees who represent a cross section of British fashion talent.'

View the full list of nominees below. And remember, you can vote for your very own style icon in the Style Award category.

Designer of the Year: Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou

Designer Brand: Mulberry, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen

Red Carpet Award: Victoria Beckham, Roskanda Ilincic, Alessandra Rich, Stella McCartney

Model: Cara Delevingne, David Gandy, Jourdan Dunn

Emerging Talent Award - Menswear: Agi & Sam, Jonathan Saunders, Lou Dalton

Emerging Talent Award - Accessories: Dominic Jones, Jordan Askill, Sophie Hulme

Emerging Talent Award - Ready-to-Wear: J.W. Anderson, Michael van der Ham, Simone Rocha

Menswear Designer: Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Richard James, Oliver Spencer

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Edward Enninful, Katie Grand, Louise Wilson

Accessory Designer: Katie Hillier, Nicholas Kirkwood, Philip Treacy

New Establishment Award: Erdem, Jonathan Saunders and Meadham Kirchhoff

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