It’s that time of year when the Council of Fashion Designers of America announces the nominees for its annual awards in June. Past winners and current contenders gathered at the New Museum in New York to hear the nominations, which weren’t all that surprising. Last year’s Womenswear Designers of the Year, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row, are in the running again, alongside three other nominees from last year. One thing they all have in common? All five hopefuls have won the coveted fashion award at one point (twice in the case of The Row, which received top honors in 2012, in addition to last year's victory, and thrice for Proenza Schouler, which won in 2007, 2011, and 2013). That means this year will feature an exciting repeat victory for one of these talented industry innovators.
Find the other designers who were nominated in the women’s and men’s wear categories below.
Womenswear Designer of the Year Nominees
Menswear Designer of the Year Nominees
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