I am pleased with the nominees for this years CFDA Fashion Fund Awards. It’s a fabulous bunch. As always, I have my opinions. Here are the winners in my eyes:
The men of Proenza Schouler for Womenswear designer of the year. They have truly wowed me this year. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are completely deserving of the award for their innovative work. They have become a household name for their intricate and unique collections.
Alexander Wang for Accessory designer. Come on, his bags are to die for. Not only are they luxurious and well crafted, but they are different. Nothing on the market can compare, and he is the only one in this category that deserves this award. (P.S. I finally ordered the Marti backpack).
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear designer. The girls are much more than teen idols, they are icons in the fashion world. Their achievement in the fashion world has not gone un noticed and they deserve an award to commemorate it.
Is Lady Gaga deserving of the Fashion Icon Award? While her music isn’t my favorite, she has made her mark as a fashion revolutionary impacting style today. Especially after her appearance on the runway this season, I think it is necessary.
Bring on the Champy people!