Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia to be awarded "the Oscars of Fashion”
25 March, 2017
Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia to be awarded "the Oscars of Fashion”
CFDA Fashion Awards, often referred to as “the Oscars of fashion”, has revealed its nominees. As the judges decided, the International Award will be given to Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia for his creative contribution to the international fashion stage. Georgian designer, who turned 36 today, is the creative director of famous labels Balenciaga and Vetements.


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Demna his bother and Marilyn Manson

CFDA is the most prestigious and recognized award in world fashion industry and, as a rule, it is given
to legendary Italian, French and British designers, which means it is a huge achievement for Demna to prevail his celebrated colleagues. The young designer, whose latest collection inspired by Georgian themes such as floral tablecloths and porcelain tea sets that can be found in all households in Georgia, earned him even more fame.
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Photo courtesy of Demna Gvasalia Daily
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Demna Gvasalia will be remembered in the history as the first designer from post-Soviet space who will be awarded with the Oscars of Fashion.
The grand award ceremony will be held in June, 2017 in New-York.

Here is the full list of nominees and honorees:

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Joseph Altuzarra, Altuzarra
Raf Simons, Calvin Klein
Marc Jacobs
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row


International Award
Demna Gvasalia, Vetements and Balenciaga
Menswear Designer of the Year
Raf Simons, Calvin Klein
Robert Geller
Thom Browne
Tim Coppens
Todd Snyder

Accessories Designer of the Year
Stuart Vevers, Coach
Irene Neuwirth
Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, Mansur Gavriel
Paul Andrew
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent

Laura Vassar Brock and Kristopher Brock, Brock Collection
Gabriela Hearst
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, Monse
Virgil Abloh, Off-White
Sander Lak, Sies Marjan

Swarovski Award for Positive Change
Kenneth Cole

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Rick Owens

Founder’s Award
Pat McGrath

Board of Directors’ Tribute
Cecile Richards, Gloria Steinem, and Janelle Monáe

Fashion Icon Award

Franca Sozzani

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Rihanna wearing clothes by Demna
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