The 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees Have Been Announced

BY Maddison Glendinning / Mar 26 2017 / 13:49 PM

Here's who's up for some of the fashion industry's most coveted gongs

The 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards Nominees Have Been Announced
Trent McGinn for Harper's Bazaar

Across the weekend, the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards nominees were announced and this year, it's an exceptionally stellar list. Diane von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb announced those in the running at the Ramscale Studio in New York City on Friday night. 

Demna Gvasalia will receive the International Award for his work at Vetements and Balenciaga, Rick Owens has been named as this year's recipient of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award and the late Franca Sozzani will receive the Fashion Icon award, the same award that Beyoncé won at least year's ceremony. Virgil Abloh of Off-White is also nominated for the first time. 

There are several noticeable changes to the awards line-up including the addition of the Swarovski Award for Positive Change which will be awarded for the first time this year (Kenneth Cole will receive the accolade for his positive influence on the community), and the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent now includes womenswear, menswear and accessories in the one category. Gloria Steinem, Janelle Monae and Cecile Richards will also be honoured on the evening with the Board of Directors' Tribute. 

The 2017 ceremony will be held on June 5 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. 

See the full list of nominees below:

Womenswear Designer of the Year

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
  • Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year

  • Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
  • Robert Geller
  • Thom Browne
  • Tim Coppens
  • Todd Snyder

Accessories Designer of the Year

  • Stuart Vevers for Coach
  • Irene Neuwirth
  • Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel
  • Paul Andrew
  • Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent

  • Gabriela Hearst
  • Laura Vassar and Kris Brock for Brock Collection
  • Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse
  • Virgil Abloh for Off-White
  • Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Swarovski Award for Positive Change

  • Kenneth Cole

Founders Award

  • Pat McGrath

International Award

  • Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Rick Owens

Fashion Icon Award

  • Franca Sozzani

Board of Directors' Tribute will go to:

  • Gloria Steinem
  • Cecile Richards
  • Janelle Monae