By Joshua Langston
The CFDA fashion awards are tonight at the The Alice Tully hall at the prestigious Lincoln Center. The CFDA Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions made to American fashion in all areas of the industry. From design accolades in menswear, womenswear and accessory design, to extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision and lifetime achievement.
The awards will also be hosted by legendary director and screenwriter, John Waters, who is no stranger to the awards having presented the Fashion Icon award to Johnny Depp and the International Award to Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons in 2012. This year they have also introduced their first ever fashion instagrammer of the year award. On the red carpet we will have none other than Brad Goreski, talking about all the looks and interviewing the designers and celebrity attendees.
The mission of the Council of Fashion Designers of America is: To strengthen the influence and success of American Designers in the global economy.
The CFDA Awards 2014 nominees are:
Womenswear Designer of the Year Award
Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra
Menswear Designer of the Year
Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow for Public School
Marcus Wainwright and David Neville for Rag & Bone
Accessories Designer of the Year
Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row
Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind
Swarovski Award for Menswear
Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Board of Director’s Tribute Award
Fashion Icon Award
Fashion Instagrammer Award
The CFDA and NOWNESS teamed up to create a film to celebrate the Swarovski Awards for emerging talent. The film titled “CFDA SHAKEDOWN” was created by Clara Cullen, whom works frequently with NOWNESS creating a “playful dance off” with dancers wearing the nominees designs and handcrafted animal masks.
“Each routine corresponds to the identity that I had in mind for the designers and the personality of the animal,” – Clara Cullen [filmmaker]
Check out the introductory video [a short film], CFDA Shakedown, for the Swarovski Awards for womenswear, menswear and accessory categories on NOWNESS:
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