NEW YORK — For the second year running, Raf Simons tonight walked away with the CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year for his work for Calvin Klein. But unlike in 2017, when Simons was the first designer to ever scoop both the women's and men's prizes, this year's Menswear Designer of the Year Award went to hot streetwear brand Supreme and founder James Jebbia.The awards were held at the Brooklyn Museum, with Accessory Designer of the Year going to Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen's The Row, while Sander Lak of Sies Marjan won the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent.Beyond the awards, the night also honored a slew of fashion industry figures and celebrities. These were headlined by Ralph Lauren, who received the first CFDA Members Salute to mark his 50 years in business and in recognition of what the CFDA said was his "immeasurable impact on American and global fashion as well as his leadership and philanthropy.”Diane von Furstenberg received the Swarovski Award for Positive Change; Narciso Rodriguez, who is marking 20 years in business, received the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award; Carolina Herrera was given the Founder’s Award in honor of CFDA founder Eleanor Lambert; Edward Enninful received the Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard; Donatella Versace was given the International Award; Naomi Campbell received the Fashion Icon Award, and, in somewhat of a controversial decision, Kim Kardashian was given the Fashion Influencer Award.Simons beat out fellow nominees for Womenswear Designer of the Year Award Gabriela Hearst, Marc Jacobs, Virgil Abloh for Off-White, and Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen for The Row. The other Menswear Designer of the Year Award nominees were Abloh, Thom Browne and Tom Ford. For the Accessory Designer of the Year Award, the nominees were Paul Andrew, Stuart Vevers for Coach, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel for Mansur Gavriel, Irene Neuwirth and The Row.
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot with @itsclo3d. #wwdfashion (📸: @cjw.photo)
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)