The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has just announced the nominees for the 2020 edition of its Fashion Awards, an annual glamorous event celebrating the crème de la crème of fashion designers in the USA. The Council is determined to move ahead with a digital ceremony in lieu of an in-person event, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
"In this time of unprecedented challenge and change for our industry, we feel very strongly that it is important to recognise the nominees representing the best of fashion creativity," said chairman Tom Ford in a statement.
The winners will be announced virtually on the morning of September 14 at CFDA.com. "We will be prioritising new and existing programming to to support our designer community during the global pandemic — by redirecting efforts towards next generation scholarships and making important changes to bring racial equity to the fashion industry," explained Steven Kolb, president and CEO of the CFDA, of the decision to digitalise this highly-anticipated annual affair.
From established pioneers in the American fashion world, such as Ford himself and Marc Jacobs, to up-and-coming brands, like Staud, that are making waves in the industry, keep scrolling for all the nominees across the categories of womenswear, menswear, accessories, emerging talent, and global designers.
American Womenswear Designer of the Year
American Menswear Designer of the Year
American Accessories Designer of the Year
American Emerging Designer of the Year
Global Women’s Designer of the Year
Global Men’s Designer of the Year