The 2016 CFDA Fashion Award took place on Monday night at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, USA. It was pretty much the biggest night of the year in the international fashion business. Marc Jacobs beat out Joseph Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and The Row’s Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen for the top honor. Lady Gaga’s BFF and former stylist Brandon Maxwell was beyond thrilled to nab the Swarovski Award for Womenswear Thom Browne won Menswear Designer of the Year, beating some tough competition: Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow.
Other major categories included the International Award, went to Gucci’s Alessandro Michele.
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs
Accessories Designer of the Year: Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur for Mansur Gavriel
Menswear Designer of the Year: Thom Browne
Swarovski Award for Accessories Designer of the Year: Paul Andrew
Swarovski Award for Menswear: Samantha, Matthew and Alex Orley for Orley
Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Brandon Maxwell
Fashion Style Icon: Beyoncé
International Award: Alessandro Michele of Gucci
Check out the full winners list – http://cfda.com/cfda-fashion-awards
Mansur Gavriel – style must have
The accessories designer of the year winner is Mansur Gavriel, and its bag is well known for it’s their clean lines, simple shapes, and seasonal pops up colors. It’s exemplifying the fine art of editing with the accessible price. All made from vegetable – tanned Italian leather and infused with certain California ease. It only gets better with age.
The successful factors are the clever marketing, good quality products and the most important the good price. Its buckle bag turned to be IT-bags when it launched a year ago. It was almost impossible to get it if you were not VIP A list customers. The latest delivery of Mansur Gavriel bags, which range from £345 to £475, sold out in a morning when they went online at Net-a-Porter recently. It also started the rising of mid-range designers bag.