The Council of Style Designers of America simply gave three Black vogue designers main shine at its annual 2020 CFDA Style Awards. Kerby Jean-Raymond, Christopher John Rogers, and Telfar Clemens every gained their first-ever award throughout a digital announcement on Monday (Sept. 14) afternoon.
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The awards marked the “most numerous” group of winners in its practically 40-year historical past. Often called the Oscars of Style, the initially scheduled gala was postponed in June as a result of pandemic. As a substitute, winners have been introduced on the council’s Runway 360 digital platform for New York Style Week.
“Not having a gala permits us to concentrate on supporting designers in the course of the world pandemic and redirecting our efforts in the direction of scholarships and bringing racial fairness to vogue,” stated CFDA chairman and designer, Tom Ford.
Haitian-American designer Kerby gained the coveted American Menswear Designer of the 12 months award for his Pyer Moss model. Christopher, who gained the CFDA/Vogue Style Fund final yr, was named American Rising Designer of the 12 months. The Louisiana native has dressed the likes of Rihanna, Tracee Ellis Ross, Michelle Obama and Lizzo.
Liberian-American designer Telfar Clemens who has gained renown for his signature “T”-emblazoned baggage, was named Accent Designer of the 12 months. He additionally gained the CFDA/Vogue Style Fund in 2017.
Different winners included Gabriela Hearst, who gained American Womenswear Designer of the 12 months; Pierpaolo Piccioli, Worldwide Womenswear Designer of the 12 months; and Karl Lagerfeld’s successor Kim Jones who was named Worldwide Males’s Designer of the 12 months.