The Glitz and Glamour of the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards: Nominees and Honorees Revealed

September 14, 2023

Within the evolving fabric of American fashion, the CFDA Fashion Awards ascend annually as a dedication to design brilliance and groundbreaking creativity. Sponsored by Amazon Fashion for 2023, these nominations aren’t mere accolades. They represent the evolving essence and emerging narratives in the world of fashion. As the ceremony draws near, let's delve into the key players of this year's roster, seamlessly interwoven with fashion's revered history.

Spotlight on Nominees

The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) has showcased this year's contenders for its esteemed Fashion Awards:

American Womenswear Designer of the Year:

    • Joseph Altuzarra (Altuzarra)
    • Christopher John Rogers
    • Catherine Holstein (Khaite)
    • Raul Lopez (LUAR)
    • Tory Burch

American Menswear Designer of the Year:

    • Mike Amiri (AMIRI)
    • Willy Chavarria
    • Colm Dillane (KidSuper)
    • Teddy von Ranson (TEDDY VONRANSON)
    • Thom Browne (Thom Browne New York)

American Accessory Designer of the Year:

    • Ana Khouri
    • Brandon Blackwood
    • Stuart Vevers (Coach)
    • Raul Lopez (LUAR)
    • Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen (The Row)

Shop with Google American Emerging Designer of the Year:

    • Bach Mai
    • Connor McKnight
    • Rachel Scott (Diotima)
    • Tanner Richie and Fletcher Kasell (Tanner Fletcher)
    • Carly Mark (Puppets And Puppets)

Accolades Beyond the Norm

The CFDA also shines a light on industry stalwarts who’ve left an indelible mark:

    • Board of Director’s Tribute: Vera Wang for revolutionizing the bridal category.
    • Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert: Domenico De Sole
    • Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Maria Cornejo
    • Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard: Alina Cho
    • Environmental Sustainability Award: Mara Hoffman
    • International Designer of the Year: Jonathan Anderson for J.W. Anderson and Loewe.

This year’s nominees and honorees are diverse, creative, and entrepreneurial, reshaping the future of our industry,” remarks Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA. “We eagerly anticipate the 2023 CFDA Fashion Awards this fall.

“Amazon Fashion is thrilled to recognize these phenomenal designers,” comments Muge Erdirik Dogan, president of Amazon Fashion. “In partnership with the CFDA, we celebrate their invaluable contributions.”

The Grand Ceremony

The CFDA Fashion Awards, crowned with a gala dinner, will be held at the iconic American Museum of Natural History in New York City on November 6th, 2023. As we inch closer to the date, whispers hint at further award announcements in the coming weeks, keeping the fashion world abuzz.

CFDA: A Legacy in Fashion

Founded in 1962, the CFDA remains a cornerstone in American fashion. With a robust membership across various fashion niches, the CFDA upholds values of education, sustainability, and diversity. Beyond the annual awards, the organization manages the Fashion Calendar and has recently unveiled RUNWAY360.

The CFDA Fashion Awards aren’t just a ceremony; they’re an institution. This year, with Amazon Fashion at the helm as the Presenting Partner, another mesmerizing chapter awaits in the annals of fashion history.