Thome Browne, whose design was worn by the US First Lady Michelle Obama during the Presidential Inauguration Day earlier this year, has been nominated for this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Fashion Awards, which honours and celebrates the excellence in American fashion design industry,
However, the New York City-based menswear and womenswear designer has been nominated under the category of Menswear Designer of the Year Award, and not under womenswear category as one would have expected.
In 2006 too, the 47-year-old Browne had won the same CFDA menswear title.
Other than the Pennsylvania born designer, men’s fashion line Duckie Brown, founded by designer duo Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, as well as 2011’s CFDA Fashion Award winner Michael Bastian have been also placed against Browne in 2013’s menswear award category.
Other than the nominees for the menswear title, Taiwanese-American designer Alexander Wang along with prolific fashion talent Marc Jacobs and New York-based clothing label Proenza Schouler, owned by Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, will be vying for the coveted Womenswear Designer of the Year Award title.
In addition to distribution of the most sought after menswear and womenswear titles, internationally renowned bridal trousseau specialist Vera Wang will be honoured with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the event.
Headed by Diane von Fürstenberg, the CFDA Fashion Awards Selection Committee includes more than 400 CFDA members as well as top fashion retailers, journalists and stylists.
The CFDA Fashion Awards are scheduled to be given away at a New York event on June, 3, 2013.
Fibre2fashion News Desk - India