Kerby Jean-Raymond

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced the nominees for this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards. The winners from each of the six categories will be announced on and CFDA’s social channels on Monday, September 14, in conjunction with New York Fashion Week.

The 2020 nominees were originally scheduled to be announced during an in-person event on June 8, but the gathering was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“In lieu of the in-person event, we will be prioritizing new and existing programming 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,” said Steven Kolb, President and CEO of the CFDA. “The annual gala serves as our largest fundraiser, and our hope is to continue raising money to support this work through industry contributions.”

Two new categories are being introduced with this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards: Global Women’s Designer of the Year and Global Men’s Designer of the Year. Nominations for each of the six categories in total were submitted by March 13 by the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, which consists of members of the CFDA, in addition to top fashion retailers, journalists, and stylists. Voting is open from today, July 20, until July 27 at midnight EST.

You can see the nominees for each category below.

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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