Amal Clooney has been nominated for the British Style Award 2014
One of the most coveted prizes of the British Fashion Awards, the British Style Award is always one of our favourite categories. And, as with every year, it's in the hands of the public to decide who wins. 10 men and 10 women have been nominated by the British Fashion Council for the award, and it's down to us lot to vote for our favourite.
This time around, there are some new names on the list. Amal Clooney, who recently wowed us all with her couture laden wedding wardrobe, is a contender for the title as is singer FKA Twigs, whose eclectic 90s-esque aesthetic couldn't be further from Mrs Clooney's (a sign, surely, of how diverse British style is).
Fresh from stunning the beauty industry with her debut L'Oreal campaign, Helen Mirren is also in the running for this year's style award. And Kate Bush's comeback has also not gone unnoticed by the fashion world either, with the singer also being named on the list.
Keira Knightley, Rita Ora, Emma Watson, Cara Delevingne and, of course, Kate Moss are all nominated, too. But there's one name that is notably absent: Alexa Chung.
While the 30-year-old TV presenter, model and author has won the title three times, this year Alexa's not even in the running. We're definitely not bored with Chung's fashion sense – far from it – so the only reason we can think of for the omittance is that the Fashion Council wants to give another celebrity a chance at taking home the crown.
The award will go to the nominee who 'most embodies the spirit of British fashion and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital'.
Everyone who votes will also be entered into a prize draw to win two tickets to attend the British Fashion Awards ceremony, at the London Coliseum, on Monday 1st December. Voting closes on Wednesday 5th November. So who do you want to win? Cast your vote here...
Here are those nominations in full – not forgetting the men. So who do you want to win? Head to britishfashionawards.com/britishstyle to cast your vote.
The British Style Award 2014 Nominees:
By Olivia Marks