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, accessories and emerging talent, as well as journalism, creative vision, personal style, positive change, and lifetime achievement.
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 Award for Emerging Talent.
The 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards, in partnership with Swarovski for the 17th year, will be hosted by Issa Rae on Monday, June 4, at the Brooklyn Museum.
The official partners of the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards include: Official Carpet Sponsor ECONYL® x ege; Official Hydration Partner LIFEWTR; Official Ride Share Partner Lyft; Official Champagne Sponsor Perrier-Jouët featuring Belle Epoque Rosé; Official Spirit Sponsor Maestro Dobel Tequila, and Official Hair Sponsor Pureology.