Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenberg (photo courtesy of Getty images)

CFDA ANNOUNCES 2017 FASHION AWARDS NOMINEES

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Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenberg (photo courtesy of Getty images)

Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenberg (photo courtesy of Getty images)

There are a lot of things going on in fashion now, and the CFDA just added something new to look forward to this year.

To be exact, the fashion council announced yesterday its nominees for its 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, slated for a June 5 big event. Held in New York City’s West Village area, style authorities such as Anna Wintour graced the event to disclose which designers and creatives are in the running for the annual event’s lineup of honors and awards.

This year also marks a change for the CFDA, as it has unified the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent for womenswear, accessories, and menswear. The organization also brings in the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, which will be given to an American designer that has made a positive impact in the fashion community.

Here are this year’s nominees:

Womenswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack Mccollough for Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs, Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen for The Row

Menswear Designer of the Year: Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, Robert Geller, Thom Browne, Tim Coppens, and Todd Snyder

Accessories Designer of the Year: Stuart Vevers for Coach, Irene Neuwirth, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel, Paul Andrew, and Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent: Laura Vassar and Kris Brock for Brock Collection, Gabriela Hearst, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse, Virgil Abloh for Off-White, Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Owens

Founders Award: Pat McGrath

International Award: Demna Gvasalia for Vetements and Balenciaga

Fashion Icon Award: Franca Sozzani

Board of Directors’ Tribute: Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monae

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