Each June, the international fashion community honors the best and brightest in American design at the CFDA Fashion Awards. Founded in 1981, they are the highest honor in fashion and recognize the outstanding contributions made to American fashion in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as journalism, creative vision, personal style, and lifetime achievement.
Born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, David Hart began designing clothing at a young age. At seventeen, he received the Fashion Group International Scholarship Award and moved to New York City to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2004, he received his BFA in fashion design, with a specialization in evening wear and tailoring.
Michael Bastian is a luxury American menswear designer born in Lyons, New York, a small upstate town near lake Ontario. Upon graduating from Babson college in 1987, he moved to Manhattan, taking his first job as an assistant buyer at Abraham & Strauss. Subsequently taking on roles of increasing acclaim at world-renowned institutions—Sotheby’s, tiffany & co., and Ralph Lauren—Bastian was appointed as men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman in 2000. It was during his five-year tenure there that he was inspired to introduce his eponymous line, Michael Bastian.
Last year, Tom Ford received the geoffrey beene lifetime achievement award. It didn’t take that long for the texas-born designer to be recognized again by his peers. When it comes to the way modern men put themselves together, ford has played a starring role.
Born and raised in Belgium, Tim Coppens graduated from the internationally acclaimed Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 1998. He has worked with various luxury and sports-performance brands as Adidas and Ralph Lauren before founding his own label.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has announced that the famous R&B singer Pharrell Williams will be honored with the 2015 CFDA Fashion Icon Award on June 1 at the Lincoln Center in New York City, USA.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), which main mission is to strengthen the influence and success of American Designers in the global economy, plans to add New York City to the list of world's men's fashion capital cities, along with Milan, Paris and London.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced yesterday (March 24, 2014) that Rihanna will be honored with the 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon Award on June 2 in New York City.
The award is given to one whose style has made a tremendous impact on pop culture around the world. Past recipients include Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss and Nicole Kidman.