Aurora James Leads 2021 CFDA Style Awards Nominations

Aurora James for the NYFW Grazia Gazette

The Council of Style Designers of America has unveiled the long-awaited checklist of nominees and honorees for the 2021 CFDA Style Awards. The occasion which can happen on Wednesday, November 10 will mark the fantastic return to an IRL fundraiser for CFDA’s scholarship program. The 2020 awards had been held nearly by way of CFDA’s Runway360 platform.

“We’re additionally extremely happy to see a number of proficient names among the many nominees for the primary time. American style is experiencing a renewed power, and the designers play a big function sooner or later trajectory of our business,” stated Steven Kolb, chief government officer of the CFDA.

A slew of latest expertise will make their debut at this yr’s CFDA Style Awards for the Rising Designer of the Yr title. Acquainted faces make a comeback, together with the Olsen twins, who gained Equipment Designer of the Yr for The Row (2018), Sander Lak, former designer of Sies Marjan who gained the Swarovski Award for Rising Expertise (2018), and Virgil Abloh, whose streetwear label Off-White was nominated for each Womenswear and Menswear Designer of the Yr in 2018. Aurora James will obtain the celebrated Founder’s Award for her work across the 15 P.c Pledge.

Discover your complete thrilling checklist of nominees and honorees under. Extra awards might be introduced within the coming weeks.

The nominees for American Womenswear Designer of the Yr are Catherine Holstein for Khaite, Christopher John Rogers, Gabriela Hearst, Marc Jacobs, and style week breakout star Peter Do. 

The American Menswear Designer of the Yr nominees are Emily Adams Bode for BODE, Jerry Lorenzo for Worry of God, Mike Amiri for AMIRI, Telfar Clemens for Telfar, and Thom Browne.

 For American Equipment Designer of the Yr, the nominees are Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row, Aurora James for Brother Vellies, Gabriela Hearst, Stuart Vevers for Coach, and Telfar Clemens for Telfar.

The American Rising Designer of the Yr nominees are Edvin Thompson for Theophilio, Eli Russell Linnetz for ERL, Jameel Mohammed for KHIRY, Kenneth Nicholson, and Maisie Schloss for Maisie Wilen.

The Worldwide Girls’s Designer of the Yr nominees are Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta, Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga, Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons for Prada, Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino, and Simon Porte Jacquemus for Jacquemus.

 The nominees for Worldwide Males’s Designer of the Yr are Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta, Dries Van Noten, Grace Wales Bonner for Wales Bonner, Rick Owens, and Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton.

The Founder’s Award in honor of Eleanor Lambert goes to Aurora James for the 15 P.c Pledge.

 The Environmental Sustainability Award might be given to Patagonia.

The Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard might be introduced to Nina Garcia.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Dapper Dan. 

Yeohlee Teng will obtain the Board of Administrators’ Tribute.

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