Sunday, March 21, 2010

CFDA Awards

It's always great when a designer's work is recognized and award. The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) is a not-for-profit trade association of over 350 of America's foremost fashion and accessory designers. The purpose of this organization is to raise its artistic and professional standards; to define a code of ethical practices of mutual benefit in public and trade relations; and, to promote appreciation of the fashion arts through leadership in quality and aesthetic discernment.

Every year they host a the CFDA Awards, where they prize designers in different categories. This year nominees are:

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Marc Jacobs
Donna Karan
Alexander Wang

Menswear Designer of the Year
Michael Bastian
Tom Ford
David Neville & Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone

Accessory Designer of the Year
Alexis Bittar
Lázaro Hernández & Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Joseph Altuzarra
Prabal Gurung
Jason Wu

Swarovski Award for Menswear
Richard Chai
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Eddie Borgo
Dana Lorenz
Alexander Wang

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Michael Kors

Eugenia Sheppard Award
Kim Hastreiter, Paper Magazine

International Award
Christopher Bailey for Burberry

Board of Directors’ Special Tribute
Alexander McQueen

Fashion Icon Award

Eleanor Lambert Award
Tonne Goodman, Vogue

After checking all of the nominees I found that they're too many designers that I have to research, but I have my favorites in some of the categories, like Alexander Wang, Tom Ford, Proenza Schouler, McQueen ♥ and Iman, which I think it's a great model, legendary, gorgeous, so good looking and she's 54! And of course, I hate the fact that Michael Kors is getting I prize, I know he's huge in the U.S, but I think he's a basics designer, he has some good stuff, but not remarkable. Oh well, is Michael Kors and it's U.S and they love him, I don't. I found that there's more talented people designing.

Can't wait to see the red carpet and what everyone's gonna wear and of course the winners. Here are some photos from some of the nominees.

Alexander Wang.

Tom Ford.

Proenza Schouler.

Joseph Altuzarra.

Prabal Gurung (I LOOOOOVE this model and I have no idea who she is ♥)

♥ McQueen ♥


  1. Ugh Michael Kors Im not surprised but for me his clothes are like Luxury Sport which is good but, theres a lot of designers with really important achievements that for me deserve more this award

  2. Yeap yeap, like luxury sportswear... But in that case I would say I'll go with Phoebe Philo for Céline. I love her pieces.
    Michael Kors has this concept of girls getting off private jets, jet set, red carpet and... NAH. It's always the same. I accept that he has really nice fur coats and bags, but the cloth is plain and sometimes boring (in my opinion).

  3. Is it me or Tom Ford is starting to follow a parttern with his designs??

    I love Prabal Gurung's model myself too!