The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced the nominees and honorees for its annual awards on Thursday afternoon, and the list includes brands leading their categories with a combination of creative and retail-ready prowess.
Being nominated is a huge deal for American designers, as it signals support from the fashion industry at large. There are five nominees per category in American Womenswear Designer of the Year, American Menswear Designer of the Year, American Accessory Designer of the Year and American Emerging Designer of the Year. (The latter prize is sponsored by Shop with Google this year.)
"This year's nominees and honorees are diverse, creative, and entrepreneurial, and each, in their own way, is reshaping the present and future of our industry and the global fashion landscape," CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said, in a press release. "We look forward to celebrating all talents at the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards."
Luar's Raul Lopez is up for two prizes (Womenswear and Accessories Designer of the Year), while Diotima's Rachel Scott and Bach Mai are both nominated for Emerging Designer. Vera Wang will receive the Board of Director's Tribute, Domenico De Sole the Founder's Award, Maria Cornejo the Lifetime Achievement Award, Alina Cho the Media Award, Mara Hoffman the Sustainability Award and Jonathan Anderson the International Designer of the Year Award.
Like last year, Amazon Fashion is sponsoring the 2023 CFDA Awards, which will take place on Nov. 6 at New York City's American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side. See below for all of the nominees and honorees.
American Womenswear Designer of the Year
Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra
Christopher John Rogers
Catherine Holstein for Khaite
Raul Lopez for Luar
American Menswear Designer of the Year
Mike Amiri for Amiri
Colm Dillane for KidSuper
Teddy von Ranson for Teddy Vonranson
Thom Browne for Thom Browne New York
American Accessory Designer of the Year
Stuart Vevers for Coach
Raul Lopez for Luar
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
American Emerging Designer of the Year
Rachel Scott for Diotima
Tanner Richie and Fletcher Kasell for Tanner Fletcher
Carly Mark for Puppets And Puppets
Board of Director's Tribute: Vera Wang
Founder's Award: Domenico De Sole, in honor of Eleanor Lambert
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Maria Cornejo
Media Award: Alina Cho, in honor of Eugenia Sheppard
Environmental Sustainability Award: Mara Hoffman
International Designer of the Year: Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson and Loewe