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patrik ervell
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Patrik Ervell

NOMINATED FOR: Menswear Designer of the Year

This Swedish-born designer's a brain! Ervell holds a political science degree from the University of California Berkeley.

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Simon Spurr

NOMINATED FOR: Menswear Designer of the Year

English gent Spurr blows off steam in the city by competing in a darts league. The menswear designer even put his chops on display during Fashion's Night Out in September, shooting darts with Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick at Saks.

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Reed Krakoff

NOMINATED FOR: Accessories Designer of the Year

In what might be our favorite fun fact ever, Krakoff is a superfan of UFC—that's the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He even published a book of portraits called Fighter: The Fighters of the UFC, which he launched with a Barneys fete that brought out Mandy Moore—yes, really. The self-proclaimed "groupie" is so into UFC that she accompanied Krakoff on some of the shoots. You can't make this stuff up!

joseph altuzarra
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Joseph Altuzarra

NOMINATED FOR: Swarovski Award for Womenswear

Altuzarra's constant companion? A schnauzer adorably named Bean. Aww! But when he's not playing with his pup, Altuzarra does cop to having one pet peeve: well-dressed designers. He told W in January, "If you spend that much time thinking about your own clothes, you’re not spending enough time thinking about what you’re designing."