Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall attend the CFDA Fashion awards (Council of Fashion Designers of America) ceremony at Lincoln Center in New York City on February 12, 1996. (Photo by Nick Haddow/Penske Media via Getty Images)

Just as the fashion sect began to peel their eyes away from New York and onto London for the English capital’s respective fashion week, the Council of Fashion Designers of America have given us a reason to keep our attention firm on their cultural epicentre.

Released today, the CFDA have announced the honourees and nominees for this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards—a ceremony globally amplifying the impact and excellence of America’s domestic fashion industry.

The 2023 year of the ceremony will take place on November 6 on the Upper West Side at the American Museum of Natural History. It’s not quite the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, though just a stone’s throw across Central Park, America’s brightest emerging and established designers will gather with esteemed members of the press and a portion of the local celebrity style set.

This year’s proceeding marks the first for new incumbent chairperson, Thom Browne, who took over from Tom Ford effective of January 1st 2023. This year’s host is yet to be announced.

The recipients and honourees range from fashion mainstays to buzz-worthy bourgeoning designers who hold their own in the fast-paced and ferocious industry.

Proving that fashion is heading towards a more co-ed temperament, male designers have led the nominations for the ‘American Womenswear Designer of the Year’ category. Joseph Altuzarra, Christopher John Rogers and Rual Lopez (of Luar) have each received a nomination, going up against Khaite’s Catherine Holstein and Tory Burch for the accolade. A competitive category no doubt.

In the ‘Menswear Designer of the Year’ category, emerging designers like Willy Chavarria and Colm Dillane of KidSuper lead the charge against revered talents, with Thom Brown the only designer to have been designing for their nominated brands for at least a decade.

The most decorated honour, the ‘Founder’s Award in Honor of Eleanor Lambert’ will be bestowed upon Tom Ford chairperson Domenico De Sole.

Given that most nominees will attend the ceremony with a respective muse in tow, the evening is sure to be an explosion of textures, tones, references and silhouettes: a true reflection of the state of the American textile industry.

Excitingly, the evening could also promise a rare sighting from the Olsen Twins, with Mary-Kate and Ashley nominated for the ‘Accessory Designer of the Year’ award with their resolutely minimal label The Row. But until that night arrives, keep scrolling ahead for the full CFDA Fashion Award nominations in full. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 07: Kendall Jenner and Catherine Holstein attend the CFDA Fashion Awards at Casa Cipriani on November 07, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Mendez/Getty Images)
2023 CFDA Fashion Award Nominees & Honourees:

American Womenswear Designer of the Year
Joseph Altuzarra, Altuzarra
Catherine Holstein, Khaite
Christopher John Rogers
Raul Lopez, Luar
Tory Burch

American Menswear Designer of the Year
Mike Amiri, Amiri
Willy Chavarria
Colm Dillane, KidSuper
Teddy von Ranson, Teddy Vonranson
Thom Browne, Thom Browne New York