18 March 2010

It’s the Fashwan Oscars!

Wake up fashionistas! Anyone still sleeping off their collections-induced exhaustion can jolly well snap out of it now, because BIG news is in. The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) award nominations have been announced, by Diane von Furstenberg herself. (And she's been confirmed as staying on as president of the council for another 2 years - congrats!)
 
Womenswear creators up for a gong include Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and, a veteran enjoying another fashion moment – Donna Karan. Accessories nominees include last year’s winners Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler as well as man of the moment Marc Jacobs and eighties jewels icon, Alexis Bittar.


Also to be honoured is that embodiment of grace and poise (and David Bowie’s missus) – Iman. Christopher Bailey is flying the British flag abroad as he’ll take home the International award for his fabulousness over at Burberry while Michael Kors will receive a lifetime achievement.
 
Well done one and all. We can’t wait till the ceremony . . . .

The Council have also decided to honour the late Lee McQueen in a one-off tribute award.

The 2010 nominees:

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Marc Jacobs
Alexander Wang
Donna Karan

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Tom Ford
Michael Bastian
Rag & Bone's Marcus Wainwright and David Neville

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Marc Jacobs
Alexis Bittar
Proenza Schouler's Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR

Prabal Gurung

Joseph Altuzarra

Jason Wu 

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR

Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

Richard Chai 

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN

Alexander Wang
Fenton/Fallon's Dana Lorenz
Eddie Borgo

 INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Christopher Bailey

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Michael Kors

ELEANOR LAMBERT AWARD

Tonne Goodman

EUGENIA SHEPPARD AWARD

Kim Hastreiter

CFDA BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S SPECIAL TRIBUTE AWARD

Alexander McQueen

FASHION ICON AWARD

Iman


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