Tonight’s the night. Gowns have been steamed, shoes have been polished, and accessories have been selected to coordinate to perfection. That’s right: the CFDA Awards are here at last! A who’s who of the fashion industry will gather at the Hammerstein Ballroom this evening to crown the recipients of fashion’s top honors, but you don’t have to wait to find out who wins to add some winning style to your own wardrobe. Barneys proudly carries many of the nominated designers and we have there latest collections in now. Scroll on to take a look at who’s nominated in each category, and join us in wishing luck to all the nominees.

 

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Womenswear Designer of the Year nominees include Joseph Altuzarra; Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the powerhouse duo behind Proenza Schouler; Marc Jacobs; and Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row.

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Photographed by Juergen Teller PROENZA SCHOULER Compact Knit Sleeveless Dress
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Photographed by Juergen Teller THE ROW Long Belted Wrap-Coat
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Photographed by Juergen Teller ALTUZARRA Beaded Silk Dress

 

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

The competition is just as stiff for the CFDA’s Menswear Designer of the Year, with nominees including Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne; Marcus Wainwright and David Neville for Rag & Bone; Tim Coppens; Thom Browne; and Todd Snyder.

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Photographed by Christian MacDonald RAG & BONE Tech Taffeta Bomber Jacket / RAG & BONE Pinstipe Jersey T-shirt / RAG & BONE Jersey Hartley T-shirt / RAG & BONE Tech-Canvas Cargo Pants / RAG & BONE Kent Sneakers / RAG & BONE Water-Resistant Vine Bomber Jacket / RAG & BONE Crisscross-Back Crop Top / RAG & BONE Crop Wide-Leg Pants / RAG & BONE Venus Ankle-Strap Sandals
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Photographed by Gregory Harris THOM BROWNE Wool Intarsia Suit
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Photographed by Ilan Rubin THOM BROWNE Slim Portfolio Briefcase / THOM BROWNE Slim Portfolio

 

ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Accessories will be getting plenty of love too, with Altuzarra, The Row, and Proenza Schouler all nominated in this category as well. Jeweler Irene Neuwirth is up for the prize too, along with Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, the ladies behind Mansur Gavriel.

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Photographed by Juergen Teller ALTUZARRA Ghianda Flap-Front Shoulder Bag
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Photographed by Richard Pierce THE ROW Sling 15 Hobo
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Photographed by Doug Rosa SHOP ALL IRENE NEUWIRTH

 

SWAROVSKI AND SPECIAL AWARDS

Swarovski offers a special award each year, and this year breakout designer Ryan Roche is up for Womenswear, while Orley is nominated for Menswear and Paul Andrew for Accessories.

In a few special categories, the International Award will be presented to Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele, and the CFDA’s board of directors will give a special tribute to David Bowie, with the award being accepted by none other than Tilda Swinton.

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Photographed by Juergen Teller Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, has applied his flair for androgyny to the storied house’s collections.

Please join us in congratulating all of the nominees and wishing them luck at tonight’s awards!

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