CFDA awards is the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Each year, the organization honors the accomplishments of American fashion designers in men’s wear, women’s wear, accessories as well as emerging talents.
The 2019 edition which marks the 38th year was held on the 3rd ofJune at the Brooklyn Museum for the second time in a row.
In addition to the normal award categories, the CFDA honored a hots of designers, celebrities and renowned figures in the fashion world including the Multihyphenate Jennifer Lopez who received the Fashion icon award and Barbie who received the board of directors’ tribute award.
Here is the full list of the nominees and winners:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: WINNER Brandon Maxwell
Brandon Maxwell
Marc Jacobs
Kate and Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte
Rosie Assoulin
Sander Lak for Sies Marjan
Emerging Designer of the Year:WINNER Emily Adams Bode for Bode
Beth Bugdaycay for Foundrae
Heron Preston
Catherine Holstein for Khaite
Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto for Staud
Accessory Designer of the Year: WINNER Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Jennifer Fisher for Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
Virgil Abloh for Off-White
Tabitha Simmons
Telfar Clemens for Telfar
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row
Menswear Designer of the Year: WINNER RICK OWENS
Mike Amiri for Amiri
Virgil Abloh for Off-White
Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss
Rick Owens
Thom Browne for Thom Browne New York
Fashion Icon Award: Jennifer Lopez
Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti International Award: Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob Mackie
Founder’s Award: Carine Roitfeld
Media Award: Lynn Yaeger, contributing editor and writer at Vogue
Board of Directors’ Tribute Award: Barbie
Positive Change Award: Eileen Fisher
The council of Fashion Designers of America is a not-for-profit trade association of over 450 American fashion and accessory designers founded in 1962 by publicist Eleanor Lambert.
Aside from honoring exquisite designers, the organization seeks to develop future American design talent through scholarships, support and resources in high schools, colleges, and post-graduate schools. The CFDA also provides funds to support working designers during their careers and provides business opportunities for her members.