28 March 2018
Every year, in June, the international fashion community celebrates the most original, innovative and powerful minds of American design within the CFDA – The Council of Fashion Designers of America, under the name of “The Oscars for Fashion.”
With more and more emphasis on creating a bridge between the fashion industry and the surrounding area, this year’s surprise item was the introduction of the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, which honored Kenneth Cole, an American designer who devoted some of his work to improve the community, which turned out to have a considerable positive impact. The rest of the prizes were focused on rewarding outstanding contributions to womenswear, menswear, accessories, journalism, creative vision, personal style and lifetime achievement.
Raf Simons was the designer who won at both categories, for men and women, the creations of Calvin Klein collections being the most appreciated. The Fashion Icon Award was dedicated to former editor Vogue Italia, who died this year, leaving behind a legacy to his remarkable talent and spirit. The International Awards went to Vetements and Balenciaga.
The guest were as glamorous as the nominations. From the Hadid sisters, or models such as Karlie Kloss or Heidi Klum, at movie stars like Nicole Kidman or Lupita Nyong’o, the Hammerstein Ballroom party in New York City was hosted by Seth Meyers and continued with the after party in the most #wow places of the American metropolis.