Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston and Kerby Jean-Raymond Among 2019 CFDA Award Nominees

This morning the 2019 CFDA Awards announced its nominees. Those in contention, voted by the Fashion Guild — 1,500 CFDA members, fashion editors, retailers, and stylists — touch on all points of the industry, including sneaker designers.

Virgil Abloh received two nominations for menswear designer of the year and accessory designer of the year for OFF WHITE. Heron Preston was honored for work on his namesake brand in the category of emerging designer of the year, an award that was won last year by Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss. Jean-Raymond, too, helps populate the menswear designer of the year category.

Others like Rick Owens and Thom Browne are also up for awards. Take a look at the full list of nominations below.

2019 CFDA Awards Nominations

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Brandon Maxwell
Marc Jacobs
Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy, Rodarte
Rosie Assoulin
Sander Lak, Sies Marjan

Menswear Designer of the Year

Mike Amiri, Amiri
Virgil Abloh, Off-White™
Kerby Jean-Raymond, Pyer Moss
Rick Owens
Thom Browne, Thom Browne New York

Accessory Designer of the Year

Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
Virgil Abloh, Off-White™
Tabitha Simmons
Telfar Clemens, Telfar
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row

Emerging Designer of the Year

Emily Adams Bode, Bode
Beth Bugdaycay, Foundrae
Catherine Holstein, Khaite
Heron Preston
Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto, Staud

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammeti International Award: Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen

Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert: Carine Roitfeld

Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard: Lynn Yaeger

Positive Change Award: Eileen Fisher

Source: Vogue

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