CFDA Fashion Awards Coming Soon!


The Council of Fashion Designers of America, better known as the CFDA, will be holding their annual fashion awards ceremony on Monday (June 15).

“In its effort to recognize the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, the CFDA hosts the annual CFDA Fashion Awards. Awards will be given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision and lifetime achievement.”

The nominees are…

Women Designer of the Year:

Marc Jacobs for Marc Jacobs

Kate & Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte

Narciso Rodriguez

Marc Jacobs Spring 2009

Marc Jacobs Spring 2009


Menswear Designer of the Year:

Michael Bastian

Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders

Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein 

Calvin Klein Fall 2009

Calvin Klein Fall 2009


Accessory Designer of the Year:

Marc Jacobs for Marc Jacobs

Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCulough for Proenza Schouler

Vera Wang

Proenza Schouler Spring 2009

Proenza Schouler Spring 2009


Swarovski Award for Womenswear:

Thakoon Panichgul

Alexander Wang

Jason Wu

Jason Wu Spring 2009

Jason Wu Spring 2009


Swarovski Award for Menswear:

Patrik Ervell

Robert Geller

Tim Hamilton

Patrick Ervell Fall 2009

Patrick Ervell Fall 2009


Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:

Justin Giunta for Subversive

Alejandro Ingelmo

Albertus Swanepoel

Justin Giunta for Subversive

Justin Giunta for Subversive


This year the CFDA have added a Popular Vote where the public (you and I) can vote for our favourite designer AND each time you vote you’ll be entered to win a two tickets to a September 2009 New York Fashion Week show  and a Fashion Week gift bag!  Click here to vote.*

Expect to see the fashion jetset out in full regalia for the CFDA Fashion Awards.  I’ll keep you posted on the “who wore what’s” and the “who won what’s” of the awards.


*Open to US residents only.


About Septembre

Septembre Anderson is a passionate journalist, cultural critic and public intellectual. Her work has appeared in Flare, FASHION Magazine,, Complex Canada, Vice Canada and Huffington Post Canada.
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