BY KENNETH RICHARD

American fashion’s leading tribute to designer talent, the CFDA Fashion Awards, announced the nominees and honorees for the 2016 awards earlier this evening, as well as a big move to an updated format and new location.

For the upcoming shows to be held on June 6th, CFDA Chief Executive Steve Kolb unveiled that the awards would be moving from Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center to the Hammerstein Ballroom as part of the CFDA’s plan to turn the event into a more social setting à la the Golden Globes.

President Diane von Furstenberg was on hand to reveal this year’s nominees, which include Donna Karan, Norma Kamali, Gucci designer Alessandro Michele, and our friend over at The Business of Fashion, Imran Amed. In addition, a special Board Member tribute will be paid to David Bowie.

For the 15th year now, Swarovski will be sponsoring the Swarovski Award for emerging talent in womenswear, menswear and accessory design. Nadja Swarovski was available to announce the nominees for each category below and reflect on the strength of the partnership.

Nominations for the awards were submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, made up of the 450+ members of the CFDA, along with top fashion retailers, journalists and stylists.

A number of this year’s nominees have made waves globally over the course of the last few years and reflect well on just how far American fashion has come internationally. Of note is that a good number of nominees came out of the Vogue Fashion Fund, which reflects well on the strength of the program.

The Impression would like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees, as well as honorees, and hopes each of you takes a day off, puts the electronics away, soaks this in, and enjoys the ride as well as the awards.


Womenswear

Joseph Altuzarra
JOSEPH ALTUZARRA FOR ALTUZARRA


Marc-Jacobs
MARC JACOBS


Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez
JACK MCCOLLOUGH & LAZARO HERNANDEZ FOR PROENZA SCHOULER


KATE MULLEAVY AND LAURA MULLEAVY
KATE MULLEAVY AND LAURA MULLEAVY FOR RODARTE


Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen
ASHLEY OLSEN AND MARY-KATE OLSEN FOR THE ROW



Menswear

Dao-Yi-Chow-Maxwell-Osborne-Public-School
DAO-YI CHOW & MAXWELL OSBORNE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL


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MARCUS WAINWRIGHT & DAVID NEVILLE FOR RAG & BONE


Tim-Coppens
TIM COPPENS


Thom-Browne
THOM BROWNE


Todd-Snyder
TODD SNYDER



Accessories

JOSEPH ALTUZARRA FOR ALTUZARRA

IRENE NEUWIRTH

RACHEL MANSUR AND FLORIANA GAVRIEL FOR MANSUR GAVRIEL

JACK MCCOLLOUGH AND LAZARO HERNANDEZ FOR PROENZA SCHOULER

ASHLEY OLSEN AND MARY-KATE OLSEN FOR THE ROW


Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear

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BRANDON MAXWELL


LAURA KIM AND FERNANDO GARCIA Monse

LAURA KIM AND FERNANDO GARCIA FOR MONSE


Ryan Roche

RYAN ROCHE


 

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Menswear

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RIO URIBE FOR GYPSY SPORT


John elliott

JOHN ELLIOTT


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ALEX ORLEY, MATTHEW ORLEY & SAMANTHA ORLEY FOR ORLEY

 

 


Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Accessories

AURORA JAMES FOR BROTHER VELLIES
GIGI BURRIS
PAUL ANDREW


 

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Awardcfda awards.nromal kamaliNORMA KAMALI

 


The Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppardcfda awards.Imran amedIMRAN AMED OF THE BUSINESS OF FASHION


Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambertcfda awards.donna karanDONNA KARAN


International Awardalessandro-michele-cfda-awards.001ALESSANDRO MICHELE OF GUCCI


Board of Directors Tributecfda awards.david BowieDAVID BOWIE


The official sponsors of the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards include:
Official Automotive Sponsor | Lexus
Official Beauty Sponsor | M·A·C Cosmetics


*Tim Coppens, Joseph Altuzarra, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, Todd Snyder, Thom Browne, Ashley Olsen and
Mary-Kate Olsen, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne
* Photographed by Willy Vanderperre with creative direction by Trey Laird

** Rio Uribe, Alex & Matthew & Samantha Orley
** Photographed by Danny Clinch for The Impression