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The CFDA has announced the nominees for its prestigious Fashion Awards, originally scheduled for June 8, which have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The American trade association has nominated talent in six categories: women’s clothing, men’s clothing, accessories, emerging designers, women’s fashion designers and men’s fashion designers.

The winners will be announced in September on the CFDA portal and on social network accounts. CFDA President and CEO Steven Kolb explained that instead of the annual awards ceremony in person, the organization will continue to support designers by “refocusing efforts on next-generation scholarships and making significant changes to achieve racial equity in the fashion industry”. Despite Kolb’s reference to racial equality – and CFDA’s earlier statement on racism in fashion – this year’s nominees are overwhelmingly white.

Voting for the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards will take place until July 27 at midnight EST. The winners will be announced on September 14 via the CFDA website and social networks. The complete list of nominees is shown below.

CFDA 2020 Fashion Awards Nominees

American Womenswear Designer of the Year
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, The Row
Brandon Maxwell
Gabriela Hearst
Marc Jacobs
Tom Ford

American Menswear Designer of the Year
Emily Adams Bode, Bode
Kerby Jean-Raymond, Pyer Moss
Todd Snyder
Thom Browne
Tom Ford

American Accessories Designer of the Year
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, The Row
Gabriela Hearst
Stuart Vevers, Coach
Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
Telfar Clemens, Telfar

American Emerging Designer of the Year
Christopher John Rogers
Kenneth Nicholson
Peter Do
Reese Cooper
Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto, STAUD

Global Women’s Designer of the Year
Daniel Lee, Bottega Veneta
Dries Van Noten
Miuccia Prada, Prada
Pierpaolo Piccioli, Valentino
Rick Owens

Global Men’s Designer of the Year
Craig Green
Dries Van Noten
Jonathan Anderson, Loewe
Kim Jones, Dior
Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton