Thursday, 14 March 2013

CFDA Fashion Awards 2013 Nominees Announced

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced the nominees and honourees for the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards on 13 March 2013 in New York City. The announcement of winners will take place at a ceremony on Monday, 3 June at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and will be digitally broadcast on Tuesday, 4 June on

Nadja Swarovski, CEO of CFDA Steven Kolb and Diane von Furstenberg at the CFDA 2013 Awards Nomination event; source: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The nominees are:

Womenswear Designer of the Year:

  • Alexander Wang
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler

Menswear Designer of the Year:

  • Steven Cox & Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown
  • Michael Bastian
  • Thom Browne

Alexander Wang; nominated in two categories for the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards

Accessory Designer of the Year:

  • Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim
  • Alexander Wang
  • Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler

Swarovski Award for Womenswear:

  • Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind
  • Carly Cushnie & Michelle Ochs for Cushnie et Ochs
  • Erin Beatty & Max Osterweis for Suno

Swarovski Award for Menswear:

  • Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne for Public School
  • Tim Coppens
  • Todd Snyder

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:

  • Irene Neuwirth
  • Jennifer Meyer
  • Pamela Love

The Swarovski Award recipients in each category will receive financial support from Swarovski as well as exposure to the company’s crystal resources.

The honorary awards announced included the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award to Vera Wang; the Media Award (given in honour of fashion journalist Eugenia Sheppard) to Tim Blanks; and the Founders Award (given in honour of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert) to Oscar de la Renta.

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