cfdaThe Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has just announced the nominees for the prestigious and much-awaited CFDA Fashion Awards. Virgil Abloh leads the pack with two nominations, for both Menswear and Accessory Designer of the Year, while three previous Emerging Talent winners (Sander Lak for Sies Marjan, Brandon Maxwell and Rosie Assoulin) are all nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year.

In an official statement, CFDA president Steven Kolb said, “The CFDA Fashion Awards celebrate the outstanding creativity in American fashion. There will be exciting changes to this year’s awards, and we are honored to have Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti join us as we name the International Award.” The award show will be held at the Brooklyn Museum on June 3.

Here are the nominees for the 2019 award:

Menswear Designer of the Year

  • Mike Amiri, Amiri
  • Virgil Abloh, Off-White
  • Kerby Jean-Raymond, Pyer Moss
  • Rick Owens
  • Thom Browne, Thom Browne New York

Womenswear Designer of the Year

  • Brandon Maxwell
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy, Rodarte
  • Rosie Assoulin
  • Sander Lak, Sies Marjan

Accessory Designer of the Year

  • Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
  • Virgil Abloh, Off-White
  • Tabitha Simmons
  • Telfar Clemens, Telfar
  • Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row

Emerging Designer of the Year

  • Emily Adams Bode, Bode
  • Beth Bugdaycay, Foundrae
  • Catherine Holstein, Khaite
  • Heron Preston
  • Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto, Staud

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammeti International Award 

  • Sarah Burton
  • Alexander McQueen

Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert

  • Carine Roitfeld

Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard

  • Lynn Yaeger

Positive Change Award

  • Eileen Fisher


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