CFDA Award
CFDA Award
 

16 Mar. 2012

CFDA NAMES AWARD NOMINEES, HONOREES

Let the competition begin! The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has announced the nominees and honorees for its annual and prestigious Fashion Awards, which will be handed out June 4 at Lincoln Center in New York City. In addition to the main prizes, The Swarovski Awards, which include financial backing, are given to fledgling labels.
 
The 2012 nominees are:
 
Womenswear Designer of Year
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs
 
Menswear Designer of the Year
Billy Reid
Patrick Ervell
Simon Spurr
 
Accessory Designer of the Year
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff
 
Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Chris Peters & Shane Gabier, Creatures of the Wind
Joseph Altuzarra
Max Osterweiss & Erin Beatty, Suno
 
Swarovski Award for Menswear
Antonio Azzuolo
Phillip Lim
Todd Snyder
 
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Irene Neuwirth
Pamela Love
Tabitha Simmons
 
The preselected honorees are:
 
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Tommy Hilfiger
 
Media Award
Scott Schuman & Garance Doré
 
Fashion Icon Award
Johnny Depp
 
Founders Award
Andrew Rosen
 
International Award
Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons
 
Nominations for each award category are submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Selection Committee, which includes the more than 400 members of the CFDA plus influential fashion retailers, journalists and stylists.
 
The CFDA, which is headed by its president, Diane von Furstenberg, and CEO, Steven Kolb, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
 
Todd Snyder, Steven Kolb
Todd Snyder, Steven Kolb

Christopher Blomquist

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