Awards weren’t the only item being passed as this year saw the passing of the touch as Tom Ford assumed the role of CFDA Chairperson from Diane von Furstenberg, who held the position for the past13 years.
This year the awards also had a new participating partner in Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti, whom through their foundation, underwrote the International Award for the first time this year given to Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
The Impression wished to congratulate all the winners, nominees and honorees as wish them a prosperous 2020.
Womenswear Designer of the Year Nominees
Brandon Maxwell Marc Jacobs Kate Mulleavy & Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte Rosie Assoulin Sander Lak for Sies Marjan
Menswear Designer of the Year Nominees
Mike Amiri for Amiri Virgil Abloh for Off-White Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss Rick Owens Thom Browne for Thom Browne New York
Emerging Designer of the Year Nominees
Emily Adams Bode for Bode Beth Bugdaycay for Foundrae Heron Preston Catherine Holstein for Khaite Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto for Staud
Emily Adams Bode for Bode
Accessory Designer of the Year Nominees
Jennifer Fisher for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry Virgil Abloh for Off-White Tabitha Simmons Telfar Clemens for Telfar Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award