CFDA Fashion Awards: Monday 31st May 2021, New York, USA
Each June, the international fashion community honors the best and brightest in American design at the CFDA Fashion Awards. Founded in 1981, they are the highest honor in fashion and recognize the outstanding contributions made to American fashion in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as journalism, creative vision, personal style, and lifetime achievement.
In 2017, the CFDA introduced a unified Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent that applies to womenswear, menswear and accessory design. Additionally, CFDA added the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, which honors an individual in the U.S. fashion industry who has made a positive impact on American communities and has improved the welfare of others.
Nominations for each award category are submitted by the CFDA Fashion Awards Guild, an invitation-only network made up of the 500+ members of the CFDA, along with top fashion retailers, journalists, stylists and influencers. The nominees as well as recipients of the honorary awards are ratified by the CFDA Board of Directors. The Guild also votes for the winners for Womenswear, Menswear an Accessory Designer of the Year, as well as the unified Swarovski Awards for Emerging Talent.
The 2021 CFDA Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski for the 19th year, will be held on Monday 31st May 2021.