Initially scheduled for June 8, the CFDA Fashion Awards were finally presented this Monday evening via a simple video posted on the Runway360 platform and on social networks. Glamorous outfits and the red carpet were out, and CFDA president Tom Ford himself presented the nominated designers before announcing the winners, including Kerby Jean-Raymond and Telfar Clemens, both known for their social engagement.
Kerby Jean-Raymond, at the head of Pyer Moss, is one of the designers who have been ceaselessly distinguishing themselves for several seasons with socially conscious collections and strong political messages, notably dedicated to the fight against racism. He has just won the Men's Fashion Designer of the Year Award. For his part, Telfar Clemens of Telfar, who stands out with non-gendered, inclusive, and above all accessible clothing, was awarded the title of Accessories Designer of the Year.
The winners of the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards:
- American Womenswear Designer of the Year: Gabriela Hearst
- American Menswear Designer of the Year: Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss
- American Accessories Designer of the Year: Telfar Clemens for Telfar
- American Emerging Designer of the Year: Christopher John Rogers
- International Women's Designer of the Year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
- International Men's Designer of the Year: Kim Jones for Dior
New York Fashion Week is set to end September 16 after a largely digital edition. Eyes will then turn to London, Milan and Paris for hybrid versions of the traditional Fashion Week, which has been severely disrupted by the global health crisis.