CFDA has announced the fashion award nominees for 2020.
Tom Ford and the Olsen twins are nominated for American Womenswear Designer of the Year on Monday, along with Brandon Maxwell, Gabriela Hearst and Marc Jacobs.
Global Women’s Designer of the Year includes Daniel Lee for Bottega Veneta, Dries Van Noten, Miuccia Prada for Prada, Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino and Rick Owens while Global Men’s Designer of the Year includes Craig Green, Noten, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, Kim Jones for Dior and Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton.
“In this time of unprecedented challenge and change for our industry, we feel very strongly that it is important to recognize the nominees representing the best of fashion creativity,” said Tom Ford, chairman of the CFDA, in a statement. “We look forward to returning to an in-person celebration honoring the American fashion industry in 2021.”
“In lieu of the in-person event, we will be prioritizing new and existing programming to support our designer community during the global pandemic – by redirecting efforts towards next generation scholarships and making important changes to bring racial equity to the fashion industry,” said Steven Kolb, president and CEO of the CFDA, in a statement. “The annual gala serves as our largest fundraiser, and our hope is to continue raising money to support this work through industry contributions.”