The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), has announced the nominees and honorees for the 2013 Fashion Awards.
The nominees for Womenswear Designer of the Year Award are: Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs and Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler.
The Menswear Designer of the Year nominees are: Steven Cox & Daniel Silver for Duckie Brown, Michael Bastian, and Thom Browne.
For Accessory Designer of the Year Award the nominees are: Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, and Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler.
Shane Gabier & Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind, Carly Cushnie & Michelle Ochs for Cushnie et Ochs, and Erin Beatty & Max Osterweis for Suno have been nominated for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear.
The nominees for the Swarovski Award for Menswear are: Dao-Yi Chow & Maxwell Osborne for Public School, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder. For the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, the nominees are Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Meyer, and Pamela Love.
The Swarovski Award recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from Swarovski as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative Swarovski crystal resources.
The honorary awards go to a diverse group of people. The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the fiercely independent, four-time CFDA Fashion Award winner, will be presented to Vera Wang.
The Media Award, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard, the influential journalist who revolutionized fashion reporting with her reports in the New York City Herald Tribune, will be given to Tim Blanks.
The Founders Award, given in honor of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert who is widely credited with putting American fashion on the map, will go to Oscar de la Renta and will be presented by Secretary Hillary Clinton.
The Board of Directors’ Tribute Award goes to costume designer Colleen Atwood for her indelible contributions to the world of film and fashion.
The International Award will go to Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy for making an outstanding creative contribution to the world of fashion.
“The CFDA Fashion Awards celebrate American design talent and the influence our industry has across the globe. “We are proud to celebrate our partnership with the CFDA Fashion Awards for the twelfth consecutive year,” said Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Executive Board, Swarovski Crystal Business. “Each of this year’s nominees is an inspiring industry leader who has played a powerful role in making American fashion what it is today. Meanwhile, spearheading a new generation of American talent are the nominees for the Swarovski Awards. We hope their vision and exceptional creativity will make them leaders of the industry in years to come.”
Congratulations and the best of luck to all.