Giles Deacon, Raf Simons for Christian Dior and Miuccia Prada make up the list of famous fashion names listed as contenders for The Design Museum’s sixth annual Designs of the Year awards.
With categories spanning seven areas of design, including architecture, digital, furniture, transport and of course fashion, the awards assess the best designs in show from across the globe and assemble them in one exhibition which runs from 20 March until 7 July 2013.
Nominees from the fashion category – which let’s face it is the category I’m most interested in – include Jacqueline Durran’s costumes worn by Keira Knightley in the film adaptation of Anna Karenina, the Louis Vuitton collection designed by Yayoi Kusama, Proenza Schouler’s AW12 collection designed by Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, Lisa Immordino’s film Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Raf Simons’ ready to wear capsule for Christian Dior’s SS13 season, Giles Deacon’s AW12 womenswear collection and Miuccia Prada’s SS12 ready to wear collection for her eponymous label.
The exhibition will feature all 90 nominations, beginning ahead of the announcement of winners from each category and one overall winner which are due to be announced in April. We wait with breath that is baited (to quote an über-pretentious line from Mummy’s favourite TV show SATC).