On Thursday night, designers and members of the style neighborhood gathered at an occasion house within the West Village to search out out which designers will probably be within the operating for the coveted CFDA Fashion Awards this 12 months, in addition to the names of the annual particular honorees. For the primary time, the CFDA has unified the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent to incorporate the womenswear, menswear and accent design classes, and has launched the Swarovski Award for Positive Change to honor an American designer who’s positively impacted the neighborhood.
Read on for the 2017 CFDA honorees and nominees, and keep tuned for the large occasion happening on June 5 in New York.
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack Mccollough for Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen for The Row
Menswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Robert Geller, Thom Browne, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder
Accessories Designer of the Year: Stuart Vevers for Coach, Irene Neuwirth, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel, Paul Andrew, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent: Laura Vassar and Kris Brock for Brock Collection, Gabriela Hearst, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse, Virgil Abloh for Off-White, Sander Lak for Sies Marjan
Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Kenneth Cole
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Owens
Founders Award: Pat McGrath
International Award: Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga
Fashion Icon Award: Franca Sozzani
Board of Directors’ Tribute: Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monae