The CFDA Fashion Awards nominees and honorees were announced this morning, and, big surprise, there were no shockers. The list of nominees read like a who's who of It-designers. To predict who we think will take home the prize, we came up with a a super-scientific rubric that factors in CFDA winner patterns, each nominee's current quantifiable successes, and how way-super-cute we think their stuff is (or something like that). Below, all the nominees (with our pick bolded) as well as the list of determined honorees (WWD):
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang
Menswear Designer of the Year: Tom Ford, Michael Bastian, and David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone.
Accessory Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, and Alexis Bittar.
Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, and Jason Wu
Swarovski Award for Menswear: Simon Spurr, Patrik Ervell, and Richard Chai.
Swarovski Award for Accessories: Dana Lorenz, Alexander Wang and Eddie Borgo.
Popular Vote Award: Michael Kors
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Kors
International Award: Christopher Bailey
Fashion Icon Award: Iman
Eugenia Sheppard Award: Kim Hastreiter