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The Fashion Awards 2018: Who are the nominees?

The Fashion Awards 2018: Who are the nominees?

The A-list

Text: Joan Kong

Ahead of the event on June 4, the CFDA council has announced its list of nominees and honorees for this year

The Council of Fashion Designers of America is shaking things up this year, with a few changes made to its yearly event. Unlike the past two years, where the event was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the awards ceremony will now take place at the Brooklyn Museum on June 4. Less than a month to go, the council has opted for a different way to reveal its list of nominees and honorees with the help of some industry elites such as models Martha Hunt, rapper Young Paris and designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia (of Oscar de la Renta and Monse Maison) and more through its Instagram. Hosted by actress, writer, director and producer, Issa Rae, aside from being the first female host in nine years, she is also the first-ever African-American since the inception of the event in 1981.

 

While a few categories which were first introduced last year such as the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent and Swarovski Award for Positive Change Awards will remain, for the first time ever, CFDA is also introducing a new Influencer Award, and the recipient is none other Kim Kardashian. Love her or hate her, it's undeniable that the star has impacted the fashion industry with her bold fashion choices. On top of that, some of the other honorees include supermodel Naomi Campbell, who will be receiving the CFDA Fashion Icon award, and Donatella Versace—the recipient of the International Award.

 

Here is the full list of nominees and honorees for the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards:

 

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
Gabriela Hearst
Marc Jacobs
Virgil Abloh for Off-White
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year

Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
Virgil Abloh for Off-White
James Jebbia for Supreme
Thom Browne
Tom Ford

Accessory Designer of the Year

Paul Andrew
Stuart Vevers for Coach
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel
Irene Neuwirth
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent

Mike Amiri for Amiri
Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock for Brock Collection
Aurora James for Brother Vellies
Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss
Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Influencer Award

Kim Kardashian

Fashion Icon Award

Naomi Campbell

Swarovski Award for Positive Change

Diane von Furstenberg

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

Narciso Rodriguez

Founder's Award

Carolina Herrera

Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Shepherd

Edward Enninful

International Award

Donatella Versace

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