2017 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees and Honorees

(Left to right) Fernando Garcia, Laura Kim, Gabriela Hearst, Stuart Vevers, Sander Lak, Diane von Furstenberg, Paul Andrew, Steven Kolb and Todd Snyder

On March 23, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) released its complete list of the 2017 nominees and honorees for the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards that takes place in New York.

This year the CFDA has added a few changes to their awards list adding a Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent for menswear, womenswear, and accessory design, and a Swarovski Award for Positive Change.

According to the CFDA website, the Swarovski Award for Positive Change 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.

The CFDA Fashion Awards will take place on June 5 at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Here is the complete list of nominees and honorees:

Womenswear Designer of the Year Award:

  • Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra
  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year Award:

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
  • Robert Geller
  • Thom Browne
  • Tim Coppens
  • Todd Snyder

Accessory Designer of the Year Award:

  • Stuart Vevers for Coach
  • Irene Neuwirth
  • Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel
  • Paul Andrew
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent:

  • Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock for Brock Collection
  • Gabriela Hearst
  • Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse
  • Virgil Abloh for Off-White
  • Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

The Swarovski Award for Positive Change will be presented to Kenneth Cole.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Rick Owens. Rick Owens is a four-time CFDA Fashion Award winner.

The International Award will be presented to Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga. The International Award is given for a designer’s creative contribution to the international fashion stage.

The Founder’s Award will be presented to Pat McGrath. The Founder’s Award is given in honor of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert who is widely credited for putting American fashion on the map.

The Board of Directors’ Tribute will be presented to Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monae. The Board of Directors’ Tribute is acknowledging the tireless work and achievements on behalf of women around the world and the powerful voice each of these women had at the historic Women’s March.

The Fashion Icon Award will be presented to Franca Sozzani.

All photographs are taken from the CFDA website. For more information and updates, go to cfda.com.

One thought on “2017 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees and Honorees

  1. OMG, where do I live? Hadn’t realised Mary- Kate and Ashley’s designs were on the list of nominees! They’re doing well, aren’t they? Great jobs!

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