The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced the nominees for the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards.
Originally scheduled for Monday, June 8th, the in-person event was indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The winners will now be announced on CFDA.com and CFDA’s social channels Monday morning, September 14th, kicking off the Official New York Fashion Week Schedule. This season includes two new international awards, The Global Women’s Designer of the Year Award, and The Global Women’s Designer of the Year Award a smart move for the organization to broaden the reach of the traditionally American showcase.
“In this time of unprecedented challenge and change for our industry, we feel very strongly that it is it important to recognize the nominees representing the best of fashion creativity… We look forward to returning to an in-person celebration honoring the American fashion industry in 2021.”
-Tom Ford, Chairman of the CFDA
“In lieu of the in-person event, we will be prioritizing new and existing programming to support our designer community during the global pandemic – by redirecting efforts towards next generation scholarships and making important changes to bring racial equity to the fashion industry… The annual gala serves as our largest fundraiser, and our hope is to continue raising money to support this work through industry contributions.”
-Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA.
The Impression wished to congratulate all the nominees and wish them a prosperous award season.
American Womenswear Designer of the Year Nominees
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row Brandon Maxwell Gabriela Hearst Marc Jacobs Tom Ford
American Menswear Designer of the Year Nominees
Emily Adams Bodefor Bode Kerby Jean-Raymond forPyer Moss Thom Browne Todd Snyder Tom Ford
American Emerging Designer of the Year
Christopher John Rogers Kenneth Nicholson Peter Do Reese Cooper Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto for Staud
The American Accessories Designer of the Year nominees
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row Gabriela Hearst Jennifer Fisher for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry Stuart Vevers for Coach Telfar Clemens for Telfar
The Global Women’s Designer of the Year Nominees
Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta Dries Van Noten Miuccia Prada for Prada Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino Rick Owens
The Global Men’s Designer of the Year Nominees
Craig Green Dries Van Noten Jonathan Anderson for Loewe Kim Jones for Dior Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton