The winners of the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards have been revealed Monday evening on the Hammerstein Ballroom right here, and Raf Simons took house probably the most prizes.
After a mere one season on the helm of Calvin Klein, the Belgian-born designer took house twin awards for Womenswear Designer of the 12 months and Menswear Designer of the 12 months. Calvin Klein himself was the one different designer to obtain each honors the identical 12 months in 1993.
In the meantime, the Accent Designer of the 12 months prize went to a different international-born designer: The British-born Stuart Vevers for Coach. The Swarovski Award for Rising Expertise went to Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for Monse.
Simons was formally named inventive director of all of Calvin Klein’s manufacturers final August after a 12 months’s hypothesis that he was headed to the enduring American style home after a profitable stint at Christian Dior.
He instantly put his stamp on the home in his first present in February. As WWD’s Bridget Foley wrote in her view, the present “thrilled with its sensible, highly effective garments for men and women. Every little thing surrounding the garments — the 10 a.m. time slot; the placement, on the model’s longtime West 39th Avenue headquarters within the former Garment District — telegraphed a message of effectivity and pragmatism that performs into the reevaluation and restraint that’s percolating however has but to triumph throughout style’s present spectrum.”
Vevers, in the meantime, has additionally put his signature on Coach, turning the model round with a mixture of Americana and whimsy that now stretches from the equipment and garments to the shops and such tie-ups as a current collaboration with Selena Gomez.
Kim and Garcia have had a speedy rise with Monse, which catapulted them to changing into co-inventive administrators at Oscar de la Renta. The de la Renta firm additionally has taken a big minority stake within the Monse model and the designers confirmed each labels collectively in New York in February.