The CFDA has announced its winners for the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards. Hosted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the online ceremony hosted on 14th September was praised for having ‘the most diverse group’ of winners in all of its 39-year history.
Honouring a number of black prominent designers within the industry, the likes of Haitian American Kerby Jean-Raymond took home the sought-after American Menswear Designer of the Year, alongside Liberian-American designer Telfar Clemens won Accessory Designer of the Year, after gaining notoriety for his signature bags.
Originally expected in June, the ‘Oscar awards of Fashion’ was initially adjourned due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, however, like many, the organisation opted for a virtual celebration coinciding with New York Fashion Week, with the reduction of categories from 11 to six.
The CFDA nominees and winners are chosen by the CFDA Awards Guild, comprised of CFDA members, fashion journalists, stylists, and retail executives.
Check out the full list of winners from the CFDA Fashion Awards 2020 below.
American Womenswear Designer of the Year: Gabriela Hearst
American Menswear Designer of the Year: Kerby Jean-Raymond
American Accessories Designer of the Year: Telfar Clemens for Telfar
American Emerging Designer of the Year: Christopher John Rogers
Global Women’s Designer of the Year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
Globals Men’s Designer of the Year: Kim Jones for Dior