Today, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced the winners of its awards show. After Black designers left last year’s awards empty-handed, this year, three Black designers took home awards out of the six categories. The CFDA is arguably one of the biggest fashion awards a curator can win and is usually held every June in New York City. Due to COVID-19, the event was postponed and eventually cancelled moving the announcement to today, correlating with the start of NYFW.
Winners included; American Menswear Designer of the Year Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss, American Accessories Designer of the Year: Telfar Clemens for Telfar, and American Emerging Designer of the Year: Christopher John Rogers. Each this year, have shown their outstanding craftsmanship and keen eye for detail and design. Raymond utilizing his activism beyond fashion, Clemems curating a Shopping Bag that has reached cult success, and Rogers, being only 26 curating breathtaking avant-garde color blocking selects.
Check out the full list below.
American Womenswear Designer of the Year: Gabriela Hearst
American Menswear Designer of the Year: Kerby Jean-Raymond for Pyer Moss
American Accessories Designer of the Year: Telfar Clemens for Telfar
International Women’s Designer of the Year: Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino
American Emerging Designer of the Year: Christopher John Rogers
International Men’s Designer of the Year: Kim Jones for Dior