AHHH! SO the CFDA nominations are out! Supposedly this year, bloggers were part of the nomination process and so i thought why not give my very own predictions? The CFDA's are on June 6th! Hopefully i'm right! Italicized are my pick for the prize
Womenswear Designer of the Year
Alexander Wang, though relatively up-and-coming, has skyrocketed these past few years. Did you know he started out like 4 years ago in his apartment sewing his collection with his brother and sister? He's sure come a long way! I really hope Marc doesnt win, because his collections have been very lack-luster this year. He's reached a point of plateau where he can show anything and it will be 'loved" by everyone. So i feel as though he's resting. Alexander Wang deserves this.
Menswear Designer of the Year
David Neville & Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone
Neville and Wainwright have created a progressive signature look thats all they're own; it's half rock and roll but still clean and tailored(beautifully). With every collection, they push the boundaries for menswear but in acceptable and sellable ways.
Accessory Designer of the Year
Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough for Proenza Schouler
UGH OBVIOUSLY. the winner is clear! How could the people who brought the PS1 to life not win?
I'll let the accessories talk for themselves:
Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Altuzarra is deserving of this award because he shows so much potential; he pushes the boundries and offers collections that are unexpected and fresh. Jason Wu, and Prabal Gurung have recently been in spotlight simply because they make pretty "red-carpet" dresses, but at the end of the day, the Swarovski Award is for up and coming designers, we should support designers who have a true and unique vision; Joseph Altuzarra. BTW did you notice the recent trend with "IT" asian designers? Everyone in the category is asian HAHAHA
Swarovski Award for Menswear
RIchard Chai offers a collection that has a mix of america sportswear yet European refinement. He offers interesting silhouettes and color stories. He is exciting and that is why I think he should win. Menswear can be pretty safe and basically boring, and so its exciting to see more experimental fashion.
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design
DUH. this is the man who introduced the most lust worthy bags (COCCO DUFFEL, BRENDA, THOSE BACKPACKS!) and SHOES! (the Frankie creepers, the new americana sandals) His accessories are always sure to be of-the-moment pieces.
that is all.