Call them the Oscars of fashion, if you will—the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards are just as hotly competitive and coveted. The organization has just released the nominees for the 2017 Awards, which will be present June 5 at the Hammerstein Ballroom here in New York. While there are some familiar names on the list—we’re looking at you, The Row, which might as well be the Meryl Streep of these awards—there are also some first-time nominees this year that we couldn’t be happy to include in the Barneys family.

The up-and-coming designers aren’t the only new things going on with the awards this year. This year’s Awards feature a unified Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent that applies to womenswear, menswear and accessory design—these have each been separate categories in the past—as well as a new 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 is being presented to Kenneth Cole as its inaugural recipient.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

 

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Joseph Altuzarra
Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
Marc Jacobs
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Raf Simons for Calvin Klein
Robert Geller
Thom Browne
Tim Coppens
Todd Snyder

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Stuart Vevers for Coach
Irene Neuwirth
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel
Paul Andrew
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT
Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock for Brock Collection
Gabriela Hearst
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Morse
Virgil Abloh for Off-White
Sander Lak for Sies Marjan

SWARVSKI AWARD FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
Kenneth Cole

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Rick Owens

FOUNDER’S AWARD
Pat McGrath

INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga and Vetements

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ TRIBUTE
For their work in support of women’s rights:
Cecile Richards
Gloria Steinem
Janelle Monáe

FASHION ICON AWARD
Franca Sozzani

Please join us in offering congratulations to all the nominees!