2017 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees & Honorees

BY KENNETH RICHARD

American fashion’s leading tribute to designer talent, the CFDA Fashion Awards, announced the nominees and honorees for the 2017 awards earlier this evening at Ramscale Studios.

For the upcoming shows to be held on June 5th, CFDA Chief Executive Steven Kolb unveiled that the awards will be held for the second year at the Hammerstein Ballroom as part of the CFDA’s plan to turn the event into a more social setting à la the Golden Globes.

Womenswear Designer of the Year Award nominees are Joseph Altuzarra for AltuzarraRaf Simons for Calvin KleinMarc JacobsJack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsenfor The Row.

Menswear Designer of the Year Award nominees are Raf Simons for Calvin KleinRobert GellerThom Browne, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder.

Accessory Designer of the Year Award, the nominees are Stuart Vevers for CoachIrene NeuwirthRachel Mansurand Floriana Gavriel for Mansur GavrielPaul Andrew, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.

For the 16th year now, Swarovski will be sponsoring the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent which this year has been unified to a singular award that applies to womenswear, menswear and accessory design. Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock for Brock CollectionGabriela HearstLaura Kim and Fernando Garcia for MonseVirgil Abloh for Off-White, and Sander Lak for Sies Marjan have been nominated for the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent.

In addition this year debuts the Swarovski Award for Positive Change which honors an individual in the U.S. fashion industry who has made a positive impact on American communities and has improved the welfare of others. Kenneth Cole will be the first recipient.

The Fashion Icon Award will posthumously be presented to Franca SozzaniRick Owens will receive the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.

The International Award, given for a designer’s creative contribution to the international fashion stage, will be presented to Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga. The Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert will go to Pat McGrath.

The Board of Directors’ Tribute will be presented to Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monae, acknowledging their achievements on behalf of women.

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.

The Impression would like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees, as well as honorees.

 


Womenswear

Joseph Altuzarra
JOSEPH ALTUZARRA FOR ALTUZARRA


Raf Simons
RAF SIMONS FOR CALVIN KLEIN


Marc-Jacobs
MARC JACOBS


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


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



Menswear

Raf Simons
RAF SIMONS FOR CALVIN KLEIN


Robert GellerROBERT GELLER


Tim-Coppens
TIM COPPENS


Thom-Browne
THOM BROWNE


Todd-Snyder
TODD SNYDER



Accessories

STUART VEVERS FOR COACH

IRENE NEUWIRTH

RACHEL MANSUR AND FLORIANA GAVRIEL FOR MANSUR GAVRIEL

PAUL ANDREW

ASHLEY OLSEN AND MARY-KATE OLSEN FOR THE ROW


Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent

 

LAURA VASSAR BROCK & KRISTOPHER BROCK FOR BROCK COLLECTION


Gabriela Hearst

GABRIELA HEARST


LAURA KIM AND FERNANDO GARCIA Monse

LAURA KIM AND FERNANDO GARCIA FOR MONSE


Virgil Abloh

VIRGIL ABLOH FOR OFF-WHITE


SANDER LAK

SANDER LAK FOR SIES MARJAN

 


Swarovski Award for Positive ChangeKenneth ColeKENNETH COLE


Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement AwardRick OwensRICK OWENS


Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor LambertPat McGrathPAT MCGRATH


International AwardDEMNA GVASALIADEMNA GVASALIA OF VETEMENTS & BALENCIAGA


Board of Directors Tribute

CECILE RICHARDS
GLORIA STEINEM
Janelle Monae

CECILE RICHARDS, GLORIA STEINEM, & JANELLE MONAE


The Fashion Icon AwardFRANCA SOZZANI

FRANCA SOZZANI


 

*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
** Raf Simons Photographed by Willy Vanderperre
*** Rick Owens Photographed by Danielle Levitt
**** Gabriela Hearst Photographed by Tom Hines

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