The 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees and Honorees Revealed – WWD


The Council of Fashion Designers of America has revealed the nominees and honorees for the 2021 CDFA Fashion Awards.

The awards will happen Nov. 10 on the Pool + The Grill inside the Seagram Building on Park Avenue. The occasion marks a return to an in-person format after the 2020 CFDA vogue Awards had been held digitally through CFDA’s Runway360 platform on Sept. 14, 2020.

This yr, the nominees for American Womenswear Designer of the Year are Catherine Holstein for Khaite; Christopher John Rogers; Gabriela Hearst; Marc Jacobs, and Peter Do.

Nominees for American Menswear Designer of the Year are Emily Adams Bode for Bode; Jerry Lorenzo for Fear of God; Mike Amiri for Amiri; Telfar Clemens for Telfar, and Thom Browne.

For American Accessories Designer of the Year, the contenders are Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row; Aurora James for Brother Vellies; Gabriela Hearst; Stuart Vevers for Coach, and Telfar Clemens for Telfar.

The nominees for American Emerging Designer of the Year are Edvin Thompson for Theophilio; Eli Russell Linnetz for ERL; Jameel Mohammed for Khiry; Kenneth Nicholson, and Maisie Schloss for Maisie Wilen.

The International Women’s Designer of the Year nominees are Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta; Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga; Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons for Prada; Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino, and Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus.

Vying for International Men’s Designer of the Year are  Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta; Dries Van Noten; Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner, Rick Owens, and Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton.

The Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert will go to Aurora James for the 15 Percent Pledge, a name urging retailers to commit 15 % of their shelf house to Black-owned companies.

The 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees

Aurora James
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The Environmental Sustainability Award can be given to Patagonia, the outside clothes and gear firm primarily based in Ventura, Calif.

The Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard can be offered to Nina Garcia, editor in chief of Elle, who can be a decide of the Bravo/Lifetime actuality TV program, “Project Runway.”

Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia
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The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award can be offered to Dapper Dan, the Harlem, N.Y.-based designer and haberdasher.

Yeohlee Teng, the style designer who moved to New York from Malaysia to check on the Parsons School of Design and established her personal label, Yeohlee, in 1981, will obtain  the Board of Directors’ Tribute.

Additional awards can be disclosed within the coming weeks.

“The 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards mark the much-anticipated in-person return to our biggest fundraiser for CFDA’s scholarship program,” mentioned Steven Kolb, chief govt officer of the CFDA. “We’re also incredibly pleased to see several talented names among the nominees for the first time. American fashion is experiencing a renewed energy, and the designers play a significant role in the future trajectory of our industry.”

Nominations for every award class had been submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, comprised of members of the CFDA, together with high vogue retailers, journalists and stylists.



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