The CFDA Reveals 2016 Fashion Award Nominees and Honorees

by Kristen Heinzinger
CFDA Fashion Awards

CFDA Fashion Award

Today, the CFDA released the full list of this year’s Fashion Award nominees and honorees. The annual ceremony, which spotlights American designers on the forefront of categories including womenswear, menswear, and accessories, will be held on June 6 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. This year’s honorees include Norma Kamali (Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award); Donna Karan (The Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert); Imran Ahmed of the Business of Fashion (The Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard); Gucci’s Alessandro Michele (The International Award); and David Bowie will posthumously be awarded the Board of Director’s Tribute.

Without further ado, this year’s nominees:

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Joseph Altuzarra (Altuzarra)
Marc Jacobs
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez (Proenza Schouler)
Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte)
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen (The Row)

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne (Public School)
Marcus Wainwright and David Neville (Rag & Bone)
Tim Coppens
Thom Browne
Todd Snyder

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Joseph Altuzarra (Altuzarra)
Irene Neuwirth
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel (Mansur Gavriel)
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez (Proenza Schouler)
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen (The Row)

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Brandon Maxwell
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia (Monse)
Ryan Roche

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Rio Uribe (Gypsy Sport)
John Elliott
Alex Orley, Matthew Orley, and Samantha Orley (Orley)

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Aurora James (Brother Vellies)
Gigi Burris
Paul Andrew

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