On Thursday evening, the Council of Fashion Designers of America unveiled the designers and brands in the running for the 2018 edition of the CFDA Fashion Awards. The nominees and honorees were revealed on the organization's Instagram feed as a digital-only campaign featuring designers, models and influencers from within the American fashion industry, including Candice Huffine, Martha Hunt, Young Paris, Brandon Maxwell, Todd Snyder, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim (of Monse and Oscar de la Renta) and Irene Neuwirth. Some of the special announcements were shot at the Brooklyn Museum, which will serve as the official venue for the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards hosted by "Insecure" actress Issa Rae. This is the first time in its 37-year history that the awards show will take place outside of the New York borough of Manhattan.
Read on for the 2018 CFDA honorees and nominees, and stay tuned for the big event taking place on June 4.
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Virgil Abloh of Off-White, Gabriela Hearst, Marc Jacobs, Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen of The Row, Raf Simons of Calvin Klein
Menswear Designer of the Year: Virgil Abloh of Off-White, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, James Jebbia of Supreme, Raf Simons of Calvin Klein
Accessories Designer of the Year: Paul Andrew, Stuart Vevers of Coach, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel of Mansur Gavriel, Irene Neuwirth, Ashley & Mary-Kate Olsen of The Row
Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent: Mike Amiri of Amiri, Laura Vassar Brock and Christopher Brock of Brock Collection, Aurora James of Brother Vellies, Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss and Sander Lak of Sies Marjan.
Swarovski Award for Positive Change: Diane von Furstenberg
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Narciso Rodriguez
Founders Award: Carolina Herrera
International Award: Donatella Versace
Media Award in honor of Eugenia Sheppard: Edward Enninful
Fashion Icon Award: Naomi Campbell
Influencer Award: Kim Kardashian West