On Monday (July 20), the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced its nominees for the annual CFDA Awards. The ceremony, originally slated for June, will now be held virtually, and serve as a fashion prom of sorts, launching NYFW on September 14. 

This year, there are no honorees (Fashion Icon, Positive Change, Founder’s, Media, Lifetime Achievement or International awards), and there are two new categories celebrating womenswear and menswear brands based internationally (Global Women’s Designer of the Year and Global Men’s Designer of the Year). 

Take a look at the the full list of categories and nominations, below.

American Womenswear Designer of the Year: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row, Brandon Maxwell, Gabriela Hearst, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford.

American Menswear Designer of the Year: Emily Adams Bode (Bode), Kerby Jean-Raymond (Pyer Moss), Thom Browne, Todd Snyder, Tom Ford.

American Accessories Designer of the Year: Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen (The Row), Gabriela Hearst, Jennifer Fisher, Stuart Vevers (Coach), and Telfar Clemens (Telfar).

American Emerging Designer of the Year: Christopher John Rogers, Kenneth Nicholson, Peter Do, Reese Cooper, Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto (Staud).

Global Women’s Designer of the Year: Daniel Lee (Bottega Veneta), Dries Van Noten, Miuccia Prada, Pierpaolo Piccioli (Valentino), Rick Owens.

Global Men’s Designer of the Year: Craig Green, Dries Van Noten, Jonathan Anderson (Loewe), Kim Jones (Dior), Virgil Abloh (Louis Vuitton).

Who do you think should take home this year’s honors? 

Article Written By : Dayne Starr | IG @Starringdayne__ 


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