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
Menswear Designer of the Year
David Neville & Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone
Accessory Designer of the Year
Lázaro Hernández & Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler
Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Swarovski Award for Menswear
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Eugenia Sheppard Award
Kim Hastreiter, Paper Magazine
Christopher Bailey for Burberry
Board of Directors’ Special Tribute
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.
Prabal Gurung (I LOOOOOVE this model and I have no idea who she is ♥)
♥ McQueen ♥