See All The Nominees For The 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards

The annual awards ceremony that gave us Rihanna in a nearly-naked Adam Selman dress is going digital this year
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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 "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.

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American Womenswear Designer of the Year

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Brandon Maxwell

Gabriela Hearst

Marc Jacobs

Tom Ford


American Menswear Designer of the Year

Emily Adams Bode for Bode

Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss

Thom Browne

Todd Snyder

Tom Ford 


American Accessories Designer of the Year

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row 

Gabriela Hearst

Jennifer Fisher for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry

Stuart Vevers for Coach 

Telfar Clemens for Telfar


American Emerging Designer of the Year

Christopher John Rogers

Kenneth Nicholson

Peter Do

Reese Cooper

Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto for Staud 


Global Women’s Designer of the Year

Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta

Dries Van Noten 

Miuccia Prada for Prada

Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino 

Rick Owens


Global Men’s Designer of the Year

Craig Green

Dries Van Noten 

Jonathan Anderson for Loewe

Kim Jones for Dior 

Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

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