This year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America awards and honours come with its magnified search for the newest but biggest names in the fashion industry. The list of nominees looks so good for African fashion as Ghanaian designer, Virgil Abloh, who was recently appointed into Louis Vuitton’s office as head of menswear division is up for two honours.

Virgil’s taste in the blend of high-end and streetwear style from his own fashion label, Off-White has seen him bend a lot of fashion rules to achieve his result.

He shocked the fashion world a few weeks ago in Paris when he showcased new stylish Off-White gowns during the fashion extravaganza. He is nominated in the Menswear Designer Of The Year and Accessory Designer of the Year categories together with Mike Amiri, Kerby Jean-Raymond and more.

The show will take place on June 3, 2019, at the Brooklyn Museum.

Check out the full nomination list below.

Womenswear Designer of the Year

Brandon Maxwell
Marc Jacobs
Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy, Rodarte
Rosie Assoulin
Sander Lak, Sies Marjan

Menswear Designer of the Year

Mike Amiri, Amiri
Virgil Abloh, Off-White
Kerby Jean-Raymond, Pyer Moss
Rick Owens
Thom Browne, Thom Browne New York

Accessory Designer of the Year

Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Fisher Jewelry
Virgil Abloh, Off-White
Tabitha Simmons
Telfar Clemens, Telfar
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row

Emerging Designer of the Year

Emily Adams Bode, Bode
Beth Bugdaycay, Foundrae
Catherine Holstein, Khaite
Heron Preston
Sarah Staudinger and George Augusto, Staud

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammeti International Award:

Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen

Founder’s Award in Honour of Eleanor Lambert:

Carine Roitfeld

Media Award in Honour of Eugenia Sheppard:

Lynn Yaeger

Positive Change Award:

Eileen Fisher


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