So, you’re in a bar somewhere — anywhere — and you spy a beautiful, fashionable woman that you’d very much like to talk to. You need a line, a good one, to get the conversation started. Things like “Hey, don’t I know you from somewhere” and “What does this feel like? Boyfriend material” pop into your head, but those are played out, if they were ever anything but terrible.
Why don’t you walk up to her and offer your prediction on who’s going to win the CFDA Accessories Designer of the Year for 2014? Well, you can’t if you don’t know who the nominees are. And you won’t know who the nominees are unless you take a look at the whole list of them below.
Also, you should probably know what CFDA stands for, it’s The Council of Fashion Designers of America FYI. Good luck.
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Joseph Altuzarra for Altuzarra
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow for Public School
Marcus Wainwright and David Neville for Rag & Bone
ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough for Proenza Schouler
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen for The Row
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Shayne Oliver for Hood by Air
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORIES
GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
THE MEDIA AWARD IN HONOR OF EUGENIA SHEPPARD
THE FOUNDER’S AWARD IN HONOR OF ELEANOR LAMBERT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ TRIBUTE
[via CDFA Fashion Fund]