By  on June 6, 2017

A few things stood out: Is it me or is American fashion over itself? Maybe we need a pep talk. How else can one possibly explain Raf Simons winning not one but two Designer of the Year Awards, for Womenswear and Menswear, after literally one show as an American designer for his first season at Calvin Klein? One show. One single show. It was a good show, a great show even, but it was one show. Sure, the dual wins tie back nicely to the fact that Calvin Klein himself was the only other designer to take home both Trovas in the same year (in 1993). But seriously? Everyone always side-whispers that the same names are on the CFDA ballots year after year, but this time the voters put it on the record: Out with the old, in with the new. Or maybe it’s just in with the imports.

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