2012 CFDA fashion awards nominees and honorees announced

March 16, 2012
By Sheryl Blasnik

2012 CFDA Awards Nominee & Honoree Announcement

On Wednesday, March 14th The CFDA announced the list of nominees and honorees for the 2012 fashion awards at Diane von Furstenberg’s studio in the meatpacking district.  The CFDA Awards will take place on Monday, June 4th at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and will be hosted by Seth Meyers from Saturday Night Live.

The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc, (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade association founded in 1962 that leads industry-wide initiatives and whose membership consists of more than 400 of America’s foremost womenswear, menswear, jewelry, and accessory designers.

Joe Zee, Rachel Roy, Carolina Herrera, Rebecca Minkoff, Trina Turk, and Peter Som were just some of the guests in attendance that evening waiting for Diane von Furstenberg and CFDA CEO Steven Kolb to announce the names.

Womenswear Designer of the Year Nominees

Marc Jacobs  Twitter | Website

Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row  Twitter | Website

Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler  Twitter | Website


Menswear Designer of the Year Nominees

Patrik Ervell  Twitter | Website

Billy Reid  Twitter | Website

Simon Spurr  Twitter | Website


Accessory Designer of the Year Nominees

Alexander Wang  Twitter | Website

Reed Krakoff   | Website

Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler  Twitter | Website


Swarovski Award For Emerging Talent in Womenswear Nominees

Joseph Altuzarra  Twitter | Website

Chris Peters & Shane Gabier for Creatures of the Wind  Twitter | Website

Max Osterweis & Erin Beatty for Suno  Twitter | Website


Swarovski Award For Emerging Talent in Menswear Nominees

Antonio Azzuolo  Twitter | Website

Todd Snyder  Twitter | Website

Phillip Lim  Twitter | Website


Swarovski Award For Emerging Talent in Accessory Design

Tabitha Simmons  Twitter | Website

Pamela Love  Twitter | Website

Irene Neuwirth  Twitter | Website


Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Tommy Hilfiger  Twitter | Website


International Award Winner

Rei Kawakubo  Twitter | Website


Eleanor Lambert Founders Award Winner

Andrew Rosen


Eugenia Sheppard Media Award Winners

Scott Schuman & Garance Doré


Fashion Icon Award Winner

Johnny Depp


Congratulations to all the nominees!! Best of luck to all of you.

Photo: Getty Images

Sheryl Blasnik





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